The state of the art and future of privacy seals

The state of the art and future of privacy seals


Our work researched privacy and data protection seals from the general, legal, policy, economic, technological, and societal perspectives. The book covers data protection certification in the EU (i.e., the possibilities, actors and building blocks); the Schleswig-Holstein Data Protection Seal; the French Privacy Seal Scheme; privacy seals in the USA, Europe, Japan, Canada, India and Australia; controversies, challenges and lessons for privacy seals; the potential for privacy seals in emerging technologies; and an economic analysis.

This book is particularly relevant in the EU context, given the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) impetus to data protection certification mechanisms and the dedication of specific provisions to certification. Its coverage of practices in jurisdictions outside the EU also makes it relevant globally.


Rowena Rodrigues, Vagelis Papakonstantinou

Date Published

March 5, 2018

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