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Trust is good, control is better? The GDPR and control over personal data in digital humanities research

  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on personal data protection in the European Union entered into application on 25 May 2018. With its 173 recitals and 99 articles, it may be one of the most ambitious pieces of EU legislation to date. Rather than a guide to GDPR compliance for Digital Humanities researchers, this chapter looks at the use of personal data in DH projects from the data subject’s perspective, and examines to what extent the GDPR kept its promise of enabling the data subject to “take control of his data”. The chapter provides an overview of the right to privacy and the right to data protection, a discussion of the relation between the concept of data control and privacy and data protection law, an introduction to the GDPR, and an explanation of its relevance for scientific research in general and DH in particular. The main section of the chapter analyses two types of data control mechanisms (consent and data subject rights) and their impact on DH research.

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Author:Paweł KamockiGND
Parent Title (English):Access and Control in Digital Humanities
Series (Serial Number):Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities (-)
Publisher:Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Place of publication:Abingdon/New York
Editor:Shane Hawkins
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2021
Date of Publication (online):2021/05/28
Tag:General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); data control mechanism
GND Keyword:Datenschutz; Digital Humanities; Europäische Union; Europäische Union: Datenschutz-Grundverordnung; Personenbezogene Daten; Privatsphäre; Wissenschaftsforschung
First Page:249
Last Page:273
This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge/CRC Press in "Access and Control in Digital Humanities" on May 14, 2021, available online:  https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429259616
DDC classes:300 Sozialwissenschaften / 340 Recht
Open Access?:ja
Program areas:S2: Forschungskoordination und –infrastrukturen
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt