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Current trends in the field of data protection: the approach of the European Union in the lectures of Nadezhda Purtova

On March 22 and 23, Nadezhda Purtova, a lecturer at the Tilburg University (Netherlands), delivered lectures for the students of Law Faculty. Nadezhda attended the International Laboratory for IT and IP Law during the Erasmus + program.

Lectures were held in the format of active interaction between the lecturer and listeners, among which were bachelor students and master's students of the Law Faculty.

 

The main theme of Nadezhda's speech was the current trends in the development of the European Union's law on personal data. In the first lecture, Nadezhda highlighted general issues: the increasing importance of personal data, the possible ways of its usage, and the problems that arise in connection with this. The legislation of the European Union on data protection is quite extensive and includes directives, regulations and other acts.

 

Special attention should be paid to the relevance of EU law in the field of personal data protection for Russian lawyers. The General Data Protection Regulation, which entered into force in 2016, extends beyond the European Union, as it regulates the activities of organizations located outside the European Union, processing personal data of EU citizens in connection with the sale of goods or services, as well as monitoring the behavior of European citizens. These entities also include Russian legal entities.

 

The third and fourth lecture were devoted to the subject matter of the Regulation and the latest changes.