Data sensitivity: proposals for resolving the conundrum

Mccullagh, K 2007, 'Data sensitivity: proposals for resolving the conundrum' , Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology, 2 (4) , pp. 190-201.

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The EU Directive 95/46/EC specifically demarcates categories of sensitive data meriting special protection. It is important to review the continuing relevance of existing categories of sensitive data in the light of changes in societal structures and advances in technology. This paper draws on interviews with privacy and data protection experts from a range of countries and disciplines and findings from the Information Commissioner’s annual telephone survey of the British public in order to explore satisfaction with the current categories of sensitive data. It will be shown that the current classification of sensitive data appears somewhat outdated and thus ineffective for determining the conditions of data processing. Finally, possible reform proposals will be reviewed, including a purpose-based approach and context-based approach.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > K Law > K Law (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Salford Business School Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology
Publisher: International Association of IT Lawyers
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1901-8401
Depositing User: K McCullagh
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2010 15:40
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 09:08

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