Lokke Moerel’s article “EU Data Protection Laws Are Flawed – They Undermine the Very Autonomy of the Individuals They Set Out To Protect” was featured in the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ coverage of the second anniversary of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.
“The European Union is supposed to have the strongest data protection laws in the world,” Lokke wrote. “So why do privacy violations continue to make the headlines?”
“I believe that the lack of material privacy compliance is not due to lack of enforcement but to a fundamental flaw in our European data protection laws,” she continued. “Our laws are supposed to ensure people’s autonomy by providing choices about how their data is collected and used. In a world driven by artificial intelligence we, however, can no longer understand what is happening to our data and the concept of free choice is undermined by the very technology our laws aim to protect us against.”
Read the full article.