June 13, 2003

Data Protection Study

Joi Ito has posted a study report commissioned by the Japanese government about privacy world-wide. There is a large section on privacy in the European Union and in selected Member States (EnglandUnited Kingdom, France, Finland, Denmark).

The Commission also recently published a report about privacy in Europe, evaluating the 1995 data protection directive. The Commission explained: The level of data protection law in Europe is leading the world. No immediate need for reforming the 1995 directive. However, the development of privacy enhancing technologies (PETs) will continue to be a priority in the next years.

The new Japanese study gives an excellent overview about what kind of technologies are developed right now.

I have written two academic articles in Japanese on EU privacy law in 2001. They are not on the web, please see my publication list for citations if you are interested.

Posted by Karl-Friedrich Lenz at June 13, 2003 08:22 PM | TrackBack

England isn't a member state of the EU! The UK is.

Thanks for the great blog by the way!

Posted by: Michael Williams on June 13, 2003 11:32 PM

Thanks. I corrected that error a moment ago.

Posted by: Karl-Friedrich Lenz on June 14, 2003 10:11 AM
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