Data protection assessment and transparency deficits in technology use
An analysis using the example of police data processing
AbstractSince 2018, EU data protection law requires a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) for any data processing that involves high risks to the rights and freedoms of natural persons. This paper examines the possibilities for transparent and fundamental rights-protecting policing that this legal framework offers. Many politicians and police officials tend to place more emphasis on security than on transparency, democratic accountability of policing, and high standards of privacy. This can be counteracted by higher transparency standards in police data processing and by designing technology based on privacy by design.
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