This 214-page document, “Handbook on European data protection law,” looks incredibly comprehensive. It ends with 13 pages of citations to European case law on various issues.
The resource was “jointly prepared by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Council of Europe together with the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights.”
Note also that, since 2012, the Euriopean Union has been working on major proposed amendments to the “Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995″. A revised EU Directive was “adopted” in January 2012, and ostensibly implementation in 2015 is still the goal. See this home page for the EU Directive amendments.
For some pertinent developments last fall, including backlash from Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations, see:
- EU Parliament Q&A, European Parliament/News (“E P/N”) (10/22/13)
- Civil Liberties MEPs pave the way for stronger data protection in the EU, E P/N (10/21/13)
- MEPs tighten up draft data privacy rules after Snowden revelations, Guardian (10/22/13)
To learn about the inherent conflicts between: on the one hand, U.S. discovery rules/scope; and, ont the other hand, data-privacy laws promulgated by the EU Parliament as well as by various individual countries in the EU (e.g., France, Germany, Italy and the UK . . . check out these resources:
- “Cross-Border/International” slide deck (5/18/12)
- Blackstone eDiscovery video of “eDiscovery 3.0” panel discussion (10/24/12)
And also these excellent compilations: