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About David Erdos

David Erdos is Deputy Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law and Senior Lecturer in Law and the Open Society, University of Cambridge.

Articles by David Erdos

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Information blackout at the Council of Europe?

The Council of Europe's crucial activities come with a deep responsibility to ensure public access to its historic decision-making. Unfortunately, this has been sadly lacking for a number of years.

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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