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Data Protection for the Common Good: Developing a framework for a data protection-focused data commons

In our data-driven society, personal data are increasingly being collected and processed by sizeable and international companies. While data protection laws and privacy technologies attempt to limit the impact of data breaches and privacy scandals, …

The ‘Personal’ in Personal Data: Who is Responsible for Our Data and How Do We Get it Back?

Winner of Best in Category, Justis International Law and Technology Writing Competition 2020 for the Category of Social Media, Data and Privacy In our data-driven society, every piece of technology that connects us to the internet collects our personal data (any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person), building elaborate profiles on what we are doing, where we are, and even who we are. As data subjects (those about whom personal data are collected), we can no longer hide from data controllers (those who collect and determine what these data are used for).