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Data Protection Certification in the EU

Book Contribution - Chapter

Subtitle:Possibilities, Actors and Building Blocks in a reformed landscape
Certification and seals as a form of co-regulation have been on the EU agenda for over a decade. Enhancing consumer trust and promoting transparency and compliance are central arguments in the policy endorsement for certification. In the field of data protection, the General Data Protection Regulation has substanti- ated considerably these policy objectives of the European Commission. Our con- tribution discusses the new legal EU regime for data protection certification. Starting from the background of data protection certification and the preparatory works of the General Data Protection Regulation, the chapter analyses the legal provisions in the new EU data protection framework and reflects on the steps after the Regulation starts to apply.
Book: Privacy and Data Protection Seals
Edition: 1
Series: Information Technology and Law Series
Pages: 7-33
Number of pages: 27
Publication year:2018
Keywords:certification, GDPR, Data protection, accreditation, data transfers, EDBP, seals, marks
  • VABB Id: c:vabb:464699
  • ORCID: /0000-0003-4084-6898/work/61424481