Is the general data protection regulation the solution?

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Never has a text been received with so many requests for amendments; never has the debate around it been so huge. Some see it as a simple duplicate of the Directive 95/46; others present the GDPR, as a monster. In the context of this birthday, it cannot be a question of analyzing this text or of launching new ideas, but simply of raising two questions. I state the first as follows: “In the end, what are the major features that cross and justify this regulation? In addition, the second: “Is the regulation adequate for today's digital challenges to our societies and freedoms? The answers given in the following lines express the opinion of their author. It is just an invitation for a dialogue to go forth in this journal where so many excellent reflections have been published on Digital Law, thanks to our common friend: Steve.

Translated title of the contributionLa réglementation générale sur la protection des données est-elle la solution?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-778
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Law and Security Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018


  • Co-regulation
  • Concept of personal data-alliances with other legal branches
  • Consent
  • Data protection or privacy
  • Democracy, liberties, social justice and dignity as key concepts of privacy
  • GDPR
  • Profiling
  • Right to be forgotten
  • e-Privacy Directive

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