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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Data, Transboundary Flow, International Protection

Peter Malanczuk

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 September 2021

Subject(s):
Right to privacy — Judicial assistance — Intellectual property — Full protection and security

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The term ‘transboundary data flows’, or ‘transborder data flows’, clearly has an international dimension, but may refer to different kinds of data. Examples are (a) operational data (supporting organizational decisions or administrative functions), (b) financial transactions (ie credits, debits, and money transfers), (c) scientific or technical information (results of experiments, surveys, environmental, or meteorological measurements or statistics), and (d) personally identifiable information (ie with regard to a name, ID, criminal history, tax information,...
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