The protection of personal data in the field of judicial cooperation in criminal matters: special reference to Directive (EU) 2016/680 of the European Parliament and of the Council

  • Maria Belén Sánchez Domingo Rey Juan Carlos University
Keywords: fundamental rights, protection of personal data, processing of personal data, transfer of data, supervisory authority


The new European framework for the protection of personal data on freedom, security and justice is embodied, among other instruments, in EU Directive 2016/680 on the protection of natural persons with regards to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for criminal law purposes. This Directive protects fundamental rights, such as the right to the protection of personal data, as well as ensuring a high level of public security by facilitating the exchange of personal data between competent authorities within the Union, with the establishment of a legal system on the transfer of personal data.


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