Ius et Praxis
On-line version ISSN 0718-0012
CERDA SILVA, Alberto. Mecanismos de Control en la Protección de Datos en Europa. Ius et Praxis [online]. 2006, vol.12, n.2, pp. 221-251. ISSN 0718-0012. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-00122006000200009.
The article considers the diverse elements on which the normative approach in the matter of public protection, processing of personal data-such as the scope of the application of the law, the governing principles of the norm, the rights conferred to the data subject and the responsibility initiated in the process of the data have taken place. Immediately, the article digs deeper into the diverse mechanisms of control adopted in Europe, concluding that the recognition and promotion of self-control mechanisms do not guarantee an adequate level of protection. Therefore it is necessary to make a control authority available; a public organism which will promote and inform the community about the appropriate legislation of personal data processing; to control the completion of the norm and to sanction its infraction, or rather to insist on the sanction of the transgressor. Such institutions contribute to the effective implementation of a coherent public policy on a democratic state that promotes the conditions guaranteeing the total development of the people
Keywords : Personal data; Cyber Law; Data protection; Data processing; Privacy.