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The Grand EU Data Protection Reform

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?