Social networking: the application of the data protection framework revisited

Wong, R., 2014. Social networking: the application of the data protection framework revisited. Birkbeck Law Review, 2 (2), pp. 317-348. ISSN 2052-1308


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This article will revisit the social media issues in the context of the Data Protection legislative framework and the extent to which the notion of 'data controller' could extend to individuals. The main contribution is that the discussion will add to the debate on the blurring of the distinctions drawn between public and private spheres and whether what is published on social media should be deemed to be private or in the public domain. This paper will revisit the concept of 'data controller' in the context of social media and consider the extent to which users are entitled to the 'privacy' of data they share on a social media platform. It will also cover some of the forthcoming changes introduced under the proposed Data Protection Regulation including the 'right to be forgotten'.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Birkbeck Law Review
Creators: Wong, R.
Publisher: Birkbeck Law Review Trust, Birkbeck, University of London
Place of Publication: London
Date: 2014
Volume: 2
Number: 2
ISSN: 2052-1308
Rights: © 2012 - 2014 Birkbeck Law Review.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 28 Oct 2015 10:33
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2015 10:49

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