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Prof. David Erdos

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David is Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL) and Professor of Law and the Open Society in the Faculty of Law and also WYNG Fellow in Law at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. Before joining Cambridge in October 2013, David spent six years as a research fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Faculty of Law and Balliol College, University of Oxford.

David’s current research explores the nature of data protection especially as it intersects with the right to privacy, freedom of expression, freedom of information and freedom of research. In addition, David continues to have a research interest in bill of rights and related constitutional developments, especially in the UK and other ‘Westminster’ democracies.

David’s consolidated research focuses on the origins and impacts of bills of rights especially in the UK and other Westminster-styled democracies (Australia, Canada, New Zealand). This work resulted in a publication of a single-authored OUP monograph, Delegating Rights Protection, in 2010.

David’s academic work has received funding from a range of sources including the British Academy, Council of Europe, Economic and Social Research Council, European Union and Leverhulme Trust.

October 2022 – present: Professor of Law and the Open Society (Grade 11) and Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, Faculty of Law and Fellow in Law, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

October 2021 – September 2022: Associate Professor (University Professor from 1 October 2022) in Law & the Open Society and Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, Faculty of Law and Fellow in Law, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

October 2017 –  September 2021: Senior Lecturer in Law & the Open Society and Deputy Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, Faculty of Law and Fellow in Law, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

October 2013 –  September 2017: Lecturer in Law & the Open Society, Faculty of Law and Fellow in Law, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

October 2007 –  September 2013: Katzenbach Research Fellow (and concurrent holder from May 2010 – end of April 2013 of a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship). Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Faculty of Law & Balliol College, University of Oxford

January – September 2007: Economic and Social Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, University of York

Ph. D.  in Politics, Princeton University (2006) Field of Study:  Public Law

M.A. in Politics, Princeton University (2003) (Course GPA 3.9/4.0)

B.A.  (First Class) Oxon (Merton College) (Honour School 1999) Philosophy, Politics and Economics

LL.B. University of London (First Class 2013). University of London Academic Achievement Awards 2011, 2012 & 2013

  • European Data Protection Regulation, Journalism, and Traditional Publishers: Balancing on a Tightrope? (2019; Oxford: Oxford University Press)
  • Delegating Rights Protection: The Rise of Bills of Rights in the Westminster World (2010; Oxford University Press)

  • “Comparing Constitutional Privacy and Data Protection Rights within the EU” European Law Review (Vol. 47(4), pp. 482-513) (2022)
  • “Identification in EU Data Protection Law: Authenticating Another Broad Concept in EU Data Protection Law” (Vol. 46) Computer Law and Security Review (2022)
  • “The UK and the EU Personal Data Framework after Brexit: A New Trade and Cooperation Partnership based on Council of Europe Convention 108+?” (Vol. 44) Computer Law and Security Review (2022)
  • “Special, Personal and Broad Expression: Exploring Freedom of Expression Norms under the General Data Protection Regulation” (Vol. 40, pp. 398-430) Yearbook of European Law (2021)
  • “The ʻRight to be Forgottenʼ Beyond the EU: An Analysis of Wider G20 Regulatory Action and Potential Next Steps”, Journal of Media Law (Vol. 13(1), pp. 1-35) (2021)
  • “Dead Ringers? Legal Persons and the Deceased in European Data Protection Law” (Vol. 40) Computer Law and Security Review (2021)
  • “The ʻRight to be Forgottenʼ Online within G20 Statutory Data Protection Frameworks” (with Krysztof Garstka), International Data Privacy Law (Vol. 10(4), pp. 294-313) (2020)
  • “Disclosure, Exposure and the ʻRight to be Forgottenʼ after Google Spain: Interrogating Google Search’s webmaster, end user and Lumen notification practices”, Computer Law and Security Review (Vol. 38) (2020)

  • European Data Protection Laws & Freedom of Expression and Information, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (2021/n.d.) (an online resource comprising 32 national reports alongside an overview report, all of which are updateable)
  • Charter 88 and the Constitutional Reform Movement: Twenty Years On (Published as Special Issue of Parliamentary Affairs (Vol. 64 (4)) (2009))

  • “What Way Forward on Information Rights Regulation? – The UK Information Commissioner’s Office Launches a Major Consultation”, Inforrm Blog (21 January 2022)
  • “The ICO’s Draft Data Protection and Journalism Code: A First Look”, Inforrm Blog (Part One & Part Two) (October 2021)
  • “Google Spain, Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD)” in Peter Coe and Paul Wragg (eds.), Landmark Cases in Privacy Law (Hart, forthcoming 2022)
  • “Data Protection after Brexit: A New Switzerland?”, UK in a Changing Europe (January 2021)
  • “Ensuring Legal Accountability of the UK Data Protection Authority: From Cause for Data Subject Complaint to a Model for Europe?”, European Data Protection Law Review (Vol. 5(3), pp. 444-454) (2020)
  • “Acontextual and Ineffective? Reviewing the GDPR Two Years On”, Inforrm Blog (May 2020)
  • “Search Engines, Global Internet Publication and European Data Protection: A New Via Media?”, Cambridge Law Journal (Vol. 79(1), pp. 24-27) (2020).

  • Fuster, The Emergence of Personal Data as a Fundamental Right of the EU (Springer) (Cambridge Law Journal (Vol. 74(2), pp. 374-5) (2015))
  • Parkinson, Bills of Rights and Decolonization:  The Emergence of Domestic Human Rights Instruments in Britain’s Overseas Territories (Oxford University Press) (Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal (Vol. 8 (1), pp. 129-132) (2008))
  • Wicks, The Evolution of a Constitution:  Eight key moments in British Constitutional History (Hart Publishing) (Law & Politics Book Review (Vol. 17 (No. 1) pp.48-50) (2007))
  • Greene, The Courts (UBC Press) (Law & Politics Book Review (Vol. 16 (No. 9) pp. 679-681) (2006))

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Prof David Erdos
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MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Data Protection
  • Media and Information Law
  • EU Law
  • Defamation and Privacy
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Local Government Law

Prof. David Erdos

Contact David: daviderdos@matrixlaw.co.uk | +44 (0)20 7404 3447

Contact David's Practice Team (Team M): TeamM@matrixlaw.co.uk


David is Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL) and Professor of Law and the Open Society in the Faculty of Law and also WYNG Fellow in Law at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. Before joining Cambridge in October 2013, David spent six years as a research fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Faculty of Law and Balliol College, University of Oxford.

David’s current research explores the nature of data protection especially as it intersects with the right to privacy, freedom of expression, freedom of information and freedom of research. In addition, David continues to have a research interest in bill of rights and related constitutional developments, especially in the UK and other ‘Westminster’ democracies.

David’s consolidated research focuses on the origins and impacts of bills of rights especially in the UK and other Westminster-styled democracies (Australia, Canada, New Zealand). This work resulted in a publication of a single-authored OUP monograph, Delegating Rights Protection, in 2010.

David’s academic work has received funding from a range of sources including the British Academy, Council of Europe, Economic and Social Research Council, European Union and Leverhulme Trust.

Academic Positions

October 2022 – present: Professor of Law and the Open Society (Grade 11) and Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, Faculty of Law and Fellow in Law, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

October 2021 – September 2022: Associate Professor (University Professor from 1 October 2022) in Law & the Open Society and Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, Faculty of Law and Fellow in Law, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

October 2017 –  September 2021: Senior Lecturer in Law & the Open Society and Deputy Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, Faculty of Law and Fellow in Law, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

October 2013 –  September 2017: Lecturer in Law & the Open Society, Faculty of Law and Fellow in Law, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

October 2007 –  September 2013: Katzenbach Research Fellow (and concurrent holder from May 2010 – end of April 2013 of a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship). Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Faculty of Law & Balliol College, University of Oxford

January – September 2007: Economic and Social Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, University of York

Qualifications

Ph. D.  in Politics, Princeton University (2006) Field of Study:  Public Law

M.A. in Politics, Princeton University (2003) (Course GPA 3.9/4.0)

B.A.  (First Class) Oxon (Merton College) (Honour School 1999) Philosophy, Politics and Economics

LL.B. University of London (First Class 2013). University of London Academic Achievement Awards 2011, 2012 & 2013

Publications

  • European Data Protection Regulation, Journalism, and Traditional Publishers: Balancing on a Tightrope? (2019; Oxford: Oxford University Press)
  • Delegating Rights Protection: The Rise of Bills of Rights in the Westminster World (2010; Oxford University Press)

  • “Comparing Constitutional Privacy and Data Protection Rights within the EU” European Law Review (Vol. 47(4), pp. 482-513) (2022)
  • “Identification in EU Data Protection Law: Authenticating Another Broad Concept in EU Data Protection Law” (Vol. 46) Computer Law and Security Review (2022)
  • “The UK and the EU Personal Data Framework after Brexit: A New Trade and Cooperation Partnership based on Council of Europe Convention 108+?” (Vol. 44) Computer Law and Security Review (2022)
  • “Special, Personal and Broad Expression: Exploring Freedom of Expression Norms under the General Data Protection Regulation” (Vol. 40, pp. 398-430) Yearbook of European Law (2021)
  • “The ʻRight to be Forgottenʼ Beyond the EU: An Analysis of Wider G20 Regulatory Action and Potential Next Steps”, Journal of Media Law (Vol. 13(1), pp. 1-35) (2021)
  • “Dead Ringers? Legal Persons and the Deceased in European Data Protection Law” (Vol. 40) Computer Law and Security Review (2021)
  • “The ʻRight to be Forgottenʼ Online within G20 Statutory Data Protection Frameworks” (with Krysztof Garstka), International Data Privacy Law (Vol. 10(4), pp. 294-313) (2020)
  • “Disclosure, Exposure and the ʻRight to be Forgottenʼ after Google Spain: Interrogating Google Search’s webmaster, end user and Lumen notification practices”, Computer Law and Security Review (Vol. 38) (2020)

  • European Data Protection Laws & Freedom of Expression and Information, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (2021/n.d.) (an online resource comprising 32 national reports alongside an overview report, all of which are updateable)
  • Charter 88 and the Constitutional Reform Movement: Twenty Years On (Published as Special Issue of Parliamentary Affairs (Vol. 64 (4)) (2009))

  • “What Way Forward on Information Rights Regulation? – The UK Information Commissioner’s Office Launches a Major Consultation”, Inforrm Blog (21 January 2022)
  • “The ICO’s Draft Data Protection and Journalism Code: A First Look”, Inforrm Blog (Part One & Part Two) (October 2021)
  • “Google Spain, Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD)” in Peter Coe and Paul Wragg (eds.), Landmark Cases in Privacy Law (Hart, forthcoming 2022)
  • “Data Protection after Brexit: A New Switzerland?”, UK in a Changing Europe (January 2021)
  • “Ensuring Legal Accountability of the UK Data Protection Authority: From Cause for Data Subject Complaint to a Model for Europe?”, European Data Protection Law Review (Vol. 5(3), pp. 444-454) (2020)
  • “Acontextual and Ineffective? Reviewing the GDPR Two Years On”, Inforrm Blog (May 2020)
  • “Search Engines, Global Internet Publication and European Data Protection: A New Via Media?”, Cambridge Law Journal (Vol. 79(1), pp. 24-27) (2020).

  • Fuster, The Emergence of Personal Data as a Fundamental Right of the EU (Springer) (Cambridge Law Journal (Vol. 74(2), pp. 374-5) (2015))
  • Parkinson, Bills of Rights and Decolonization:  The Emergence of Domestic Human Rights Instruments in Britain’s Overseas Territories (Oxford University Press) (Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal (Vol. 8 (1), pp. 129-132) (2008))
  • Wicks, The Evolution of a Constitution:  Eight key moments in British Constitutional History (Hart Publishing) (Law & Politics Book Review (Vol. 17 (No. 1) pp.48-50) (2007))
  • Greene, The Courts (UBC Press) (Law & Politics Book Review (Vol. 16 (No. 9) pp. 679-681) (2006))