Transborder Data Flows and Data Privacy Law is a must-have item not only in any privacy lawyer's library but also on his or her desk. As one might expect from Kuner's background, his book is as useful and practical as it is deep and thought-provoking ... it will no doubt constitute one of the building blocks for a new legal edifice being designed and erected these very days, a regulatory model for a technologically borderless world. Omer Tene, The Centre for Internet and Society Without doubt this study will be one of the starting points for any student or professional researcher of data privacy and will be well appreciated for its detail and referenced documentation by anyone genuinely interested in the subject. Despite the resonance it has for all kinds of professionals, students and researchers of data privacy, those working within the legal tradition will find it easier to handle. Monika Zalnieriute, Computer Law & Security Review His contribution to the global debate is, in any case, rich and stimulating, at times thought provoking, well documented and worth reading. Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor, from the Foreword The book clearly points out the implications of increasingly globalized data transfers, depicts in an apt and informative way international, supranational and national approaches, and convincingly analyses regulatory policies. Both the extensive information and the meticulous discussion of the essential elements of international rules constitute an indeed remarkable research. Professor Spiros Simitis, University of Frankfurt
Over 70 countries and various international organizations have adopted data protection and privacy laws that regulate the cross-border transfer of personal data outside their borders. In an era of globalization and the Internet, these restrictions have immense implications for citizens, companies, and governments. This work, written by a renowned expert on data protection law, examines the history, policies, and future of transborder data flow regulation.
Kuner traces the history of regulation in different regions, beginning with the earliest European laws in the 1970s, through to leading regional and international instruments of the EU, OECD, Council of Europe, APEC, and other bodies. He also considers regulation developed by the private sector, such as contractual clauses and binding corporate rules. The work then analyses policies underlying such regulation and the legal issues involved, including human rights law, public international law,
and EU law.
Presenting a global analysis of this important subject, Kuner also discusses the future development of transborder data flow regulation, and gives policy recommendations.