EU as a Single Digital Society with Relevance to the Socio-Legal Approach

Shakila Bu-Pasha

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The European Union (EU) has attempted to create a harmonised legal system in the area of data protection that aims to cover all the EU Member States. This article aims to examine the interaction among society, technology and related law, and to explore whether it is practical to consider the EU as a single society under technological developments, and as an example, in data protection law. In spite of the diversity in EU Member States, this article seeks to discover the socio-legal and socio-technical realities which influenced the harmonised approach in EU.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of data protection & privacy
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)131-144
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law

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