'I'd Tell You Everything if You'd Pick up that Telephone': Political Expression and Data Protection

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Abstract

Discusses the significance of Directive 2002/58 in terms of its effect on democratic political activities. Comments on the data protection framework in the UK, noting problems experienced by political parties attempting direct marketing by means of automated messaging as part of their campaigning. Looks at the scope and definition of the law, addressing direct marketing issues and whether there is a case for treating political communication differently. Examines the impact of the framework on human rights, including the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.10.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-175
JournalEuropean Human Rights Law Review
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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