The Unaccountable State Of Surveillance: Exercising Access Rights In Europe by Clive NorrisThe Unaccountable State Of Surveillance: Exercising Access Rights In Europe by Clive Norris

The Unaccountable State Of Surveillance: Exercising Access Rights In Europe

byClive NorrisEditorPaul de Hert, Xavier L'hoiry

Hardcover | February 6, 2017

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This book examines the ability of citizens across ten European countries to exercise their democratic rights to access their personal data. It presents a socio-legal research project, with the researchers acting as citizens, or data subjects, and using ethnographic data collection methods. The research presented here evidences a myriad of strategies and discourses employed by a range of public and private sector organizations as they obstruct and restrict citizens' attempts to exercise their informational rights. The book also provides an up-to-date legal analysis of legal frameworks across Europe concerning access rights and makes several policy recommendations in the area of informational rights. It provides a unique and unparalleled study of the law in action which uncovered the obstacles that citizens encounter if they try to find out what personal data public and private sector organisations collect and store about them, how they process it, and with whom they share it. These are simple questions to ask, and the right to do so is enshrined in law, but getting answers to these questions was met by a raft of strategies which effectively denied citizens their rights. The book documents in rich ethnographic detail the manner in which these discourses of denial played out in the ten countries involved, and explores in depth the implications for policy and regulatory reform.
Title:The Unaccountable State Of Surveillance: Exercising Access Rights In EuropeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:499 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.03 inPublished:February 6, 2017Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319475711

ISBN - 13:9783319475714

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Table of Contents

Introduction - The Right of Access to Personal Data in a Changing European Legislative Framework
Xavier L'Hoiry & Clive Norris

Methodological Remarks
Xavier L'Hoiry & Clive Norris

A European Perspective on Data Protection and the Right of Access
Antonella Galetta & Paul De Hert 

Exercising Access Rights in Austria
Jaro Krieger-Lamina

Exercising Access Rights in Belgium
Antonella Galetta & Paul De Hert

Exercising Access Rights in Germany
Nils Zurawski

Exercising Access Rights in Hungary
Ivan Szekely & Beatrix Vissy

Exercising Access Rights in Italy
Chiara Fonio & Alessia Ceresa

Exercising Access Rights in Luxembourg
Roger Von Laufenburg

Exercising Access Rights in Norway
Rocco Bellanova, Stine Bergersen, Maral Mirshahi, Marit Moe-Pryce & J. Peter Burgess

Exercising Access Rights in Slovakia
Erik Lástic

Exercising Access Rights in Spain
Gemma Galdon Clavell

Exercising Access Rights in the United Kingdom
Xavier L'Hoiry & Clive Norris

Exercising Access Rights under Surveillance Regimes in Europe - Meta-Analysis of a Ten Country Study
Clive Norris & Xavier L'Hoiry

Mapping the Legal and Administrative Frameworks of Informational Rights in Europe - A Cross-European Comparative Analysis
Antonella Galetta, Paul De Hert, Clive Norris & Xavier L'Hoiry

Conclusion & Post-Script - The Law-in-books and the Law-in-action and the Promise of Regulatory Reform
Clive Norris & Xavier L'Hoiry