Balance between Security and Fundamental Rights Protection: An Analysis of the Directive 2016/680 for data protection in the police and justice sectors and the Directive 2016/681 on the use of passenger name record (PNR)

1. Introduction Since the Paris terrorist attacks of January 2015, counter-terrorism issues have reached the top of the political agenda, both in the Member States most concerned and at EU level. At the same time, the rapid technological developments, which allow personal data to be processed on an unprecedented scale, and the need to assure an high level of protection of the fundamental rights, [...]

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