Negotiating the EU data protection reform: reflections on the household exemption

Napoleon Xanthoulis

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The re-drafting of the household exemption comprises one of the main areas of dispute in the ongoing negotiations for the EU data protection reform. The aim of this paper is twofold: First, we present and critically assess the wording proposals that have been put forward mainly at EU institutional level and identify the particular areas which cause tension. Second, we concomitantly ask which is the most appropriate wording for the exemption in question and in particular, whether the household exemption should comprise a set of decisive criteria or whether it should provide a more general framework. We eventually argue for a broad wording of the Article 2(2)(d) coupled with the addition of further non-determinative criteria at Recital 15, i.e. the non-operative part of the proposed Regulation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-Democracy, Security, Privacy and Trust in a Digital World
Subtitle of host publication5th International Conference, E-Democracy 2013, Athens, Greece, December 5-6, 2013, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsAlexander Sideridis, Zoe Kardasiadou, Constantine Yialouris, Vasilios Zorkadis
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-11710-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-11709-6
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2014
EventInternational Conference on e-Democracy: E-Democracy, Security, Privacy and Trust in a Digital World - Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 Dec 20136 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science


ConferenceInternational Conference on e-Democracy


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