Can privacy impact assessment mitigate civil liability? A precautionary approach

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Privacy impact assessment (PIA) is now considered an important tool to address privacy challenges of the digital era. Unless PIA is already mandatory, regulators need to provide incentive to both public and private sector to conduct PIA and thus a potential limitation or even exclusion of civil liability seems attractive. In this paper we try to understand why PIA can impact this liability by going back to its foundation, i.e. the precautionary principle. In result, a good PIA could demonstrate no fault was committed or could allow resorting to the so-called development risk defence.
Originele taal-2English
TitelTransformation juristischer Sprachen
RedacteurenErich Schweighofer, Franz Kummer, Walter Hötzendorfer
Plaats van productieVienna
UitgeverijOsterreichische Computer Gesellschaft
Aantal pagina's9
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-85403-288-5
StatusPublished - 24 feb 2012
EvenementInternationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion: Transformation juristischer Sprachen - Universität Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Duur: 23 feb 201225 feb 2012

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NaamTagungsband des 15. Internationalen Rechtsinformatik Symposions IRIS 2012


ConferenceInternationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion
Verkorte titelIRIS
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Erich Schweighofer, Franz Kummer, Walter Hötzendorfer


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