EIRP Proceedings, Vol 13 (2018)

Protection of Personal Data between EU Regulation 679/2016 and the Reality of National Security

Alexandru-Adrian Eni

Abstract


The subject approached in this paper is of great relevance in the fragmented era we are crossing.With the development of the information society, the protection of personal data has become a current issuein the legal field. By adopting rules regulating access to this information, both at international and nationallevel, postmodernism has proven its strength in the field of information and information sources, and theeffect mainly found in transforming what was once unitary and consolidated in a dissipated anduncontrollable present. We should consider that any information relating to an identified or identifiablenatural person; an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular byreference to an identification number or one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological,psychological, economic, cultural or social identity. Although some data protection reforms have beenadopted by legislators in response to courts acting as reformers in the geo-politicallz context we are crossing,the EU and courts' approaches to balancing national security and data protection remain diametricallyopposite.Keywords: national; security; data

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