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Research Guide

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This research guide provides an introduction to the key supranational sources of data protection law in Europe, academic and professional secondary sources commenting on that law, and the major revisions being made to that law as of 2013. The guide aims to assist researchers and practitioners of European data protection law, including students, academics, government officials, representatives of companies doing business in Europe, privacy and free speech advocates, and others involved in the transfer of personal data of citizens of Europeans. While the guide focuses on the EU and CoE, it points researchers to sources for related international and national data protection legal developments.