Welcome to the presentation on Data
Protection in the European Union.
My name is Atina Krajewska,
and I'm a senior lecturer
at the Cardiff School of Law and
Politics at the Cardiff University.
And I will try to summarize
the area of data protection
in the European Union.
Although this is a very
complex area and because
of the time constraints,
I will necessarily have to focus
on certain most important aspects of
the regulation of this area of law.
Let me tell you briefly
what I'm going to talk about
during this presentation.
First of all, I will
try to introduce
the basic principles of data
protection in the European Union.
And then I will move on to discuss
shortly the current regulation
of data protection, which is covered
at the moment by an EU directive.
However, most of my
presentation will be concerned
with the new coming
on data protection, which is
still in the legislative process.
But we are expecting to have an
adopted regulation by the end
of this year, so I think
this is really important
to focus on the new coming law.
And finally, I will focus on
the highlights and challenges
of that coming piece of
legislation at the European Union
and hopefully come
to some conclusions,
although this might be
difficult at this stage.