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Helena Vrabec’s new book on Data subject rights

In a new book forthcoming with Oxford University Press, Dr Helena U Vrabec, guest researcher at eLaw and privacy lawyer at Palantir Technologies, explores the area of control rights under the GDPR.

Dr Helena U Vrabec

Having control over personal data is regarded as a fundamental right in the EU. Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable May 2018, old rights were strengthened, and a range of new rights were introduced. How to navigate the changing landscape of data subject rights under the GDPR framework is the focal point of this book. At the centre of this discussion are five key rights: the right to information, the right to access, the right to data portability, the right to be forgotten, and the rights related to profiling (the right to object and the right not to be subject to automated decision-making). With a focus on how these fit into big data economies, this book gives practitioners, academics, students and activists the knowledge of how to use and understand the rights while also pointing out inefficiencies where data subject rights are concerned in a big data environment. As legal guidance slowly develops and still appears fragmented, this volume tackles the gaps and provides a thorough analysis of data subject rights under the new GDPR framework and their legal operation.

This work is based on Dr Vrabec’s PhD thesis defended at Leiden University in 2019, but it was heavily reworked to incorporate the latest regulatory guidance, case law and practical insights, as well as adjusted for a broader legal and non-legal audience. See this website for more information on the book and pre-orders.

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