Federico Fabbrini, Edoardo Celeste and John Quinn (eds), Data Protection Beyond Borders

Laura Drechsler

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Providing data protection with legal rules is a challenge due to the peculiar nature of the object of such regulation—personal data. Personal data can be copied instantaneously without consequences for the original and thus quickly spread exponentially across the globe. Legal rules traditionally bound to territorial borders struggle with the speed and ease of the global expansion of personal data. At the same time, individuals on both sides of the Atlantic are counting on the legal protections granted to their personal data in different pieces of legislation, including for the European Union (EU) the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The volume titled ‘Data Protection Beyond Borders’ edited by Federico Fabbrini, Edoardo Celeste and John Quinn aims to reflect on the challenges resulting from this ‘unterritorial nature’ (p. 1) of personal data in the transatlantic context. The volume collects 13 contributions on the protection of personal data across territorial borders combining both perspectives of EU and United States legal scholars. These contributions are the outcome of the 2020 Conference of the Law Research Centre of Dublin City University (DCU).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Data Privacy Law
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2022


  • Data protection
  • data transfers
  • book review


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