Online Personal Data Processing and the EU Data Protection Reform

Kristina Irion, assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy and research director at the Center for Media and Communications Studies, wrote this report, published by the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, with Giacomo Luchetta, a CEPS researcher. The report sheds light on the fundamental questions and underlying tensions among current policy objectives, compliance strategies, and global trends in online personal data processing. The report is freely available online at