The principle of accountability has been present in the field of data protection and privacy for several decades. Recently, accountability as a data protection principle gained fresh prominence with the revision of the data protection frameworks by the leading actors – the OECD, the Council of Europe, and the European Union. Anticipating the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation, this contribution examines the positions of the EU legislative actors on Article 22 defining the responsibility of the data controller (“the general accountability article”). To date, there has been little agreement on the limitations of the newly introduced Article 22 and its practical implications for individuals and business. As such, this contribution analyses the debates that took place among the Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the European Commission throughout the negotiation process of General Data Protection Regulation. The contribution aims at providing new insights into the underpinning values and objectives of the accountability article.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrivacy and Identity Management. Time for a Revolution?
Subtitle of host publication10th IFIP WG 9.2, 9.5, 9.6/11.7, 11.4, 11.6/SIG 9.2.2 International Summer School, Edinburgh, UK, August 16-21, 2015, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsDavid Aspinall, Jan Camenisch, Marit Hansen, Simone Fischer-Hübner, Charles Raab
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-41763-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-41762-2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventIFIP International Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Aug 201521 Aug 2015


ConferenceIFIP International Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management
CountryUnited Kingdom

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