Deryck Beyleveld, Professor of Law, PRIVIREAL Director and founder of the Sheffield Institute of Biotechnological Law and Ethics, David Townend, Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Segolene Rouille-Mirza and Jessica Wright, PRIVIREAL Co-ordinating Co-Workers, Sheffield Institute of Biotechnological Law and Ethics, Department of Law, University of Sheffield, UK. Contributors: Deryck Beyleveld, Segolene Rouille-Mirza, David Townend, Jessica Wright, Mette Hartlev, Carlos Maria Romeo-Casabona, Herman Nys, Stefano Rodota, Lasse Lehtonen.
'Up until now there has been a notable absence of sustained comparative analysis to assess the impact of the [EU Data Protection] Directive [95/46/EC] across the member states of the EU - this book fills that void. It is an invaluable resource providing detailed information regarding the comparative perspective to this issue...This book is likely to prove an invaluable source to those interested in the impact of the EU Data Protection Directive in the research practice at member states.' Jean V. McHale, University of Leicester, UK 'This book...will appeal to experts in the field because of the detailed analysis but it could also give someone new to this field a sense of how this directive operates and its implications for the use of medical data.' SCRIPT-ed