This guide aims to give a brief introduction to the Library's holdings on Data Protection and Privacy. Please consult the Library Catalogue and the List of Current Serials for complete information on current titles and locations. If you require further assistance please contact us.
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Katherine Read, April 2020
This Subject Guide only lists a selection of Library resources on Data Protection and Privacy. To find additional resources you will need to search the Library Catalogue, which covers the complete holdings of the Library. It is possible to search for books, journals and series of law reports by author, title or keyword. Please note it is not possible to search for individual chapters, journal articles or legislation (e.g. individual Acts or SIs).
IALS Library is mainly open access and readers are able to browse the shelves in the main collection. There are two main exceptions to this:
Please request these at the Library Enquiries Desk on the 2nd Floor.
For more information on understanding the catalogue record and further guidance on the location of materials please refer to our guide Classmarks and the Location of Resources in the Library.
The Library classifies textbooks either by jurisdiction (GO13, GA2 etc.) or according to subject area, examples of which include Comparative Law (SB), Public International Law (SG) and Private International Law/ Conflict of Laws (SH). . All classmark sections have a FOL section for oversize volumes, which is located on the same floor of the Library.
When you are searching the Library Catalogue for books, please note that only the current edition is held on the open shelves or in the Short Loan collection. IALS has a rich collection of previous editions held in the closed basement and these will display a Depository number on the catalogue. Please request previous editions from the Enquiries Desk on the 2nd floor.
Data Protection and Privacy material for England & Wales is shelved at GA2.C.5
European Union Data Protection and Privacy material is shelved at GO1.A1.C.5
Comparative material is shelved at SB50
Cate, F. and Dempsey, J. Bulk collection; systematic government access to private sector data 2nd ed. OUP 2017
Encyclopedia of data protection and privacy Sweet and Maxwell 1988-
Encyclopedia of information technology law (ed. Saxby) Sweet and Maxwell 1990-
Cole, D and others Surveillance, privacy and transatlantic relations Bloomsbury 2017
Feiler, L and others The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) : a commentary Globe 2018
Gatley, C. Gatley on libel and slander Sweet and Maxwell 2013
Kuschewsky, M. Data protection and privacy 2016 : jurisdictional comparisons Sweet and Maxwell 2016
Leenes, R. and others Data protection and policy: the internet of others Bloomsbury 2019
Long, C. & Brisby, P. Global telecommunications law and practice Sweet and Maxwell 2000-
Lynskey, O. The foundations of EU data protection law OUP 2015
Monti, A. and Wacks, R. Protecting personal information: the right to privacy reconsidered. Bloomsbury 2019
Murphy, M. Surveillance and the law: language, power and privacy Routledge 2019
Selinger, E and others The Cambridge handbook of consumer privacy Cambridge Core 2019
Van Alsenoy, B. Data protection law in the EU: Roles, responsibilities and liability Cambridge Core 2019
Walters, R. Data protection law: a comparative analysis of Asia-Pacific and European approaches Springer 2019
IALS Library holds a selection of current serial titles covering aspects of data protection. These are mostly online journals but the link below will provide details of any hard copy if available. For more detailed help, please refer to the guide on Finding journal articles. The following titles focus particularly on data protection. but there may be relevant articles in less specialised journals.
If you are interested in legislation or cases concerning data protection and privacy issues in specific countries you will need to consult the legislation or law reports for that jurisdiction.
Consult the List of Serials and Library Catalogue to find the general classmark for the country you require. Consult consolidations of legislation, digests or indexes to trace particular acts or cases.
Academic users may also use databases like Lexis/Westlaw to find UK, US, EU or international decisions. For further information please refer to the Electronic Law Library or ask at the Library Enquiry Desk.
Please refer to the serials section of this guide to find relevant law report series.
Eagle-i is an internet portal maintained and updated by IALS library staff. It allows you to search for quality web resources on data protection and privacy isses.
The following represent a sample of the available quality individual web resources on criminal law.
Council of Europe website
Official website of the European Union
Information Law and Policy Centre blog. The ILPC is based a IALS and the site gives access to their online publicatons and events