Call for Chapters: Personal Data Protection and Legal Developments in the European Union


Maria Tzanou
Keele University, UK

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: October 18, 2019
Full Chapters Due: December 18, 2019
Submission Date: February 28, 2020


The entry into force of Regulation 2016/679 (the General Data Protection Regulation ‘GDPR’) and of Directive 2016/680 (Data Protection Law Enforcement Directive) marked a historic moment for data privacy in the European Union (EU) and worldwide. The new legal framework aims to provide robust protection of personal data in the age of significant technological challenges such big data, the Internet of things, automated decision making, machine learning and Artificial intelligence (AI). This edited collection critically discusses different aspects of the GDPR and the Law Enforcement Directive as well as recent jurisprudential developments concerning data privacy in the EU and its Member States.


This book will aim to provide a critical analysis of the various developments introduced by the new framework by focusing on its successes, its challenges and its shortcomings. It also addresses relevant recent case law of the Court of Justice of the EU, the European Court of Human Rights and national courts.

Target Audience

The book will be of interest to academics, students, policy-makers and practitioners working in the areas of privacy, data protection, big data, Information Technology, EU and human rights law.

Recommended Topics

• Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) and its impact
• Directive 2016/680 (Law Enforcement Directive) and its impact
• Data controllers, Joint controllers and Accountability
• Consent for personal data processing
• Special categories of data
• Rights of data subjects
• The right to be forgotten
• Automated decision-making and profiling
• Privacy and data protection by design
• Data security & Data breaches
• Penalties & Fines
• Data Protection Officer
• Codes of conduct and Certification
• Transfer of personal data to third countries
• National Data protection authorities
• The proposed ePrivacy Regulation
• Data privacy in the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) case law
• Data privacy in the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) case law
• Children’s privacy and data protection
• Data protection and political parties, campaigns, elections
• Internet, Big data and the GDPR
• Data protection and research ethics
• Data protection and public transparency
• Health data and medical research
• Privacy Shield and transatlantic data privacy agreements
• Brexit and data protection

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 18, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by October 25, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by December 18, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Personal Data Protection and Legal Developments in the European Union. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates

October 18, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline
October 25, 2019: Notification of Abstract Acceptance
December 18, 2019: Full Chapter Submission Deadline
January 24, 2020: Review Results Returned
February 21, 2020: Final Revised Chapter Submission
February 26, 2020: Final Chapter Acceptance Notification
February 28, 2020: Final Chapter Submission


Dr. Maria Tzanou- Senior Lecturer in Law, Keele University, UK

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