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Privacy and personal data protection are areas that demonstrate social and political tensions. Today, the law reflects a general worry shared in politics, philosophy, the arts and popular culture that privacy is under threat. This sense of something being lost, or soon to be lost, has become ever stronger in the aftermath of the WikiLeaks and Snowden revelations. Questions about the connections between personal information and democratic governance have also surfaced. The relationship betwen what should be protected as private and what should be kept public, common, open or transparent are very much on the political agenda.
The project belongs in an area of EU law, which still suffers somewhat from a lack of socio-legal scholarship. What is especially needed is research that is based on a thorough investigation of the law, but that combines methods from other sciences as well. This research project draws its critical force from comteporary philosophy, thus promising innovative results. Privacy rights are the focus, but the project will provide a wider view into EU law and policy. The strenght of this project is to reflect on the public-private divide in a constructive way by rethinking European privacy regulation.
The reason to study privacy rights lies in the specific nature of this field of law, where legal practice is forced to continuously develop the definition of privacy, as well as the conception of the person that privacy rights are meant to protect. Here, in difficult cases, the European courts, and European legislators to some degree as well, face the ungrateful task of outlining various aspects of what it means to be a person in the connected, digitalised and globalised world. As a result, European law also defines what should be public and what
should be private.
The first aim of the project is to add clarification on the current legal situation. The second is to provide answers to the question of how the public-private distinction should be drawn.
|Effective start/end date||01/09/2019 → 31/08/2023|
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Koulu, R., Sankari, S., Koivisto, I., Mäihäniemi, B., Hakkarainen, J. M., Taipale, J., Havu, K., Schütte, B., Honkasalo, T., Lindroos-Hovinheimo, S., Söderholm, S., Hirvonen, H., Maroni, M., Kontiainen, L. E., Wernick, A., Heikkinen, T. S., Heikkonen, S. K., Alizadeh Westerling, F., Banzuzi, E., Li, S. & Heydari, T.
01/11/2016 → …
Project: Research project
Neuvonen, R., 2023, Tieto, valta ja vaikuttaminen oikeusvaltiossa. Mäntylä, N., Viljanen, J. & Perttola, L. (eds.). Helsinki: Gaudeamus, p. 188-207 20 p. 10
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › Scientific › peer-review
Lindroos-Hovinheimo, S., 2023, In: Defensor Legis : Suomen asianajajaliiton äänenkannattaja. 2023, 2, p. 367-376 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review Article
Neuvonen, R., 2022, In: European Public Law. 28, 4, p. 515-538 23 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Competition Enforcement and Regulation of Gatekeepers: The Google shopping case and the Digital Markets Act
Susanna Lindroos-Hovinheimo (Speaker: Presenter)10 Mar 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
IL: Finnin poksautus hississä tallentui valvontakameraan – asiantuntijat erimielisiä, kenellä on oikeus katsoa tallenne
1 item of Media coverage
Press/Media: Press / Media