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Information & Data Protection Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to provide a detailed insight into the meaning of “personal data” in data protection law. To this end, it discusses the relevant EU legislation, UK case law and guidance by EU and UK regulators. Particular consideration is made of data protection law on the impact of freedom of information law and new advertising technologies. The podcast also aims to apply this law to particular scientific innovations, such as PHORM internet technology and Radio Frequency ID technology.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of the principal legislation and case-law governing the meaning of “personal data “in data protection law;
  • Understand the current range of debate on this issue;
  • Appreciate the interaction between data protection law and freedom of information law;
  • Understand the application of data protection law to new technologies, such as PHORM internet technology and Radio Frequency ID technology.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • EU Directive on Data Protection (1995/46/EC);
  • Freedom of Information Act 2000;
  • Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Data;
  • Durant v Financial Services Authority [2003] EWCA Civ 1746;
  • Harcup v Information Commissioner’s Office and Yorkshire Forward (EA/2007/0058).
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In this podcast, the speaker takes an in-depth look at the meanings of “personal data” given by legislation, case-law and commentary within EU and UK data protection law. The speaker considers various elements of the current debate on the meaning of personal data, looking at jurisdictional and policy issues, the provisions of the Data Protection Directive and statements by EU and UK regulators on this subject. Particular attention is given to the interaction between data protection law and both the Freedom of Information Act and advertising. There is also a focus on the application of data protection law to such new mechanisms as PHORM internet technology and Radio Frequency ID technology, and suggestions are given as to possible future reforms of data protection laws.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-06-27

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