David Erdos

is a legal researcher and political scientist at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Balliol College, Oxford University, who principally examines privacy and data protection law.


A new EU data regulation directive fails to relax unduly tight restrictions on collecting and distributing data, writes David Erdos. Despite exemptions for use of private data in journalistic, artistic and research contexts, freedom of expression is still downgraded in European legislation.