The third edition of Peter Carey’s Data Protection: a Practical Guide to UK and EU Law has now been published by Oxford University Press. The author is a leading figure on the data protection scene: a Visiting Professor at the College of Law, holds consultancies with PDP and London law firm Charles Russell. He advises on compliance with UK and EU data protection law and also provides expert advice in all fields of data protection law.
The publishers have this to say about the third edition:
“…this invaluable handbook offers practical solutions to issues arising in relation to data protection law. It is fully updated and expanded to include coverage of all of the significant developments in the practice of data protection, and takes account of the wealth of guidance published by the Information Commissioner since the last edition.
The third edition includes new material on the changes to the Commissioner’s powers and new guidance from the Commissioner’s office, coverage of new cases on peripheral aspects of data protection compliance and examples of enforcement, the new code on CCTV processing, the new employment code, clarification on the definition of “personal data”, the binding corporate rules on the exemption to the export data ban and the new ICT set of model contractual provisions for data exports, and the proposed action by the EU against the UK for failing to implement the Data Protection Directive appropriately. There are new chapters on terminology and data security”.
As one might expect from an author who combines immense experience of the subject with a natural ability to communicate it, this book really is a practical guide, being a good deal more readable than the legislation that underlies it. The boxed text encapsulating key provisions and flow charts for action also suggests that the selection of features for this treatment is the result of having been asked to explain the subject matter enough times to know with precision what readers want. Case law is referred to sparingly and sensibly, to guide and advise the reader rather than to confuse him. And where the law is confused or unclear, the author says so.
Bibliographic details: paperback, xlvii + 529 pages. ISBN 978-0-19-956354-8. Price: £75. Publisher’s web page for this book here.