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About David Erdos

David Erdos is University Lecturer in Law and the Open Society and Fellow of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. His primary research explores the nature of data protection as it intersects with the right to privacy, freedom of expression, freedom of information and freedom of research.

Articles by David Erdos

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The Ghost of Christmas Present curates openDemocracy’s Highlights of 2017.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Mind the gap: is data protection catching up with Google Search?

The recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) Google Spain judgment profoundly challenges the current realities of freedom of expression and information online.

Modern Liberty: privacy versus freedom: Will data protection inhibit basic rights?

David Erdos (Oxford, CSLS): The Convention on Modern Liberty scheduled for next February 28  has the potential to be a defining moment for the UK.  The ad hoc team putting it together have assembled an exciting array of prominent figures allied to all the main political parties and to none.  More important, the Convention will examine many pressing issues facing us in the area of human rights and executive power. Nevertheless, I am troubled. Those creating the Convention seem to have conceptualized the issue of privacy/data protection so that only one aspect of it is given any emphasis.

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