Data protection, certification and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Burkhard Schafer, Tristan Henderson

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This chapter will argue that the specific challenges for data protection that the Fourth Industrial pose cannot be adequately addressed by strengthening the rights of data subjects alone, at least not if this puts the responsibility to act against misuse of their data also primarily with them. Consent, right to an explanation, right to request human intervention and data portability are examples of such subject-centric approaches, and while the problems, especially with the over-emphasis on consent, have been known for quite some time and predate the Industrial Internet, they are even further amplified in this new environment. Instead, we will argue that Articles 42 and 43 of the GDPR, which introduce the concept of certification as a regulatory tool will have to take central stage. We also outline how such a certification could operate in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRegulating Industrial Internet Through IPR, Data Protection and Competition Law
EditorsRosa Maria Ballardini, Petri Kuoppamäki, Olli Pitkänen
Place of PublicationAlphen
PublisherWolters Kluwer
ISBN (Print)9789403517704
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019


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