Jan Philipp Albrecht, Katarzyna Szymielewicz and Kirsten Fiedler
The current European data protection directive is from 1995, which was when the internet had not hit Brussels' decision-makers yet. Now, 17 years later, it is being completely re-writen. Will it meet the challenges of the age of big data? Will it have any effect on non-EU data hoarders? How will it deal with user-generated consent? What is this strange new "right to be forgotten"? And what about privacy by design?