The General Data Protection Regulation in Plain Language
The General Data Protection Regulation in Plain Language
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"This clear, succinct and informative analysis of the GDPR is also the most comprehensive available in English. Professionals and students alike will find it invaluable." - Anita Allen, University of Pennsylvania

"Bart van der Sloot demystifies the GDPR in this single-volume guide to the law. Perfect for practitioners new to the GDPR or for DPOs as a reference guide, Van der Sloot's overview provides examples of GDPR application and common-sense compliance measures." - Chris Hoofnagle, University of California

"Van der Sloot has written a plain language, easy to understand guide to one of the most complex areas of law in a technological society. If you only buy one book to help you protect your privacy this year, make sure it's this one." - Valerie Steeves, University of Ottawa

"This book is a very helpful tool for both seasoned privacy practitioners as well as novices taking their first steps into Europe's data protection forest. Written in a simple style with down-to-earth language, Van der Sloot demystifies Europe's new privacy regime, by clarifying popular misconceptions and illuminating central themes. Yet the book is much more: between the lines, Van der Sloot makes a strong case regarding the GDPR's relevance and adequacy." - Tal Zarsky, University of Haifa

Bart van der Sloot

The General Data Protection Regulation in Plain Language

The General Data Protection Regulation in Plain Language is a guide for anyone interested in the much-discussed rules of the GDPR. In this legislation, which came into force in 2018, the European Union meticulously describes what you can and cannot do with data about other people. Violating these rules can lead to a fine of up to 20 million euros.

This book sets out the most important obligations of individuals and organisations that process data about others. These include taking technical security measures, carrying out an impact assessment and registering all data-processing procedures within an organisation. It also discusses the rights of citizens whose data are processed, such as the right to be forgotten, the right to information and the right to data portability.

Bart van der Sloot

Bart van der Sloot specializes in the area of Privacy and Big Data. He also publishes regularly on the liability of Internet Intermediaries, data protection and internet regulation. He has studied both philosophy (BA; MA) and law (BA; MA) in the Netherlands and Italy, also successfully completing the Honours Research Programme. He is an associate professor at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society of the University of Tilburg, Netherlands. Bart formerly worked for the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, where he wrote his Phd on privacy and virtue ethics, and for the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) (part of the Prime Minister’s Office of the Netherlands) to co-author a report on the regulation of Big Data. Bart van der Sloot is the general editor of the international privacy journal European Data Protection Law Review. He also served as the director of the Privacy & Identity Lab between 2016-2021. Between 2010-2020, he was the founder and coordinator of the Amsterdam Platform for Privacy Research (APPR), the minor Privacy Studies and the Amsterdam Privacy Conferences 2012, 2015 and 2018. Bart was awarded two highly prestigious research stipends by the Dutch Scientific Organsition. The Top Talent Research Grant fully covered his Phd project and the Veni grant (2021-2025) covers a research project called: the right to be let alone ... by yourself.

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