One of the most important issues in the EU data protection framework is the scope of the EU law. In the age of information society and the Internet, the existing model, based on the principle of territoriality, seems obsolete. Extension of the territorial scope is one of the objectives set before the General Data Protection Regulation. The data protection reform will not only increase the level of protection of the EU citizens’ personal data, but will also allow for removal of differences between the Polish Act on the Protection of Personal Data and Directive 95/46/EC. The Polish provisions on the territorial scope lack the necessary flexibility, moreover Art. 3(2) of the Act seems to be not in line with the idea underlying Art. 4(1) of Directive 95/46/EC.
Original languagePolish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)4-9
Number of pages6
JournalEuropejski Przegląd Sądowy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

    Research areas

  • data protection, jurisdiction, General Data Protection Regulation, Directive 95/46

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