Emile Douilhet awarded PhD with a thesis on EU data protection law

Emile Douilhet has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled The Information / Guarantees Balance: Protecting informational privacy interests within the European data protection framework.

In his thesis, Dr Douilhet studied the notion of informational privacy, and how it is protected both by the right to privacy and the right to data protection in the EU. The thesis asserts that data protection is moving towards an approach having the protection of informational privacy as its core goal, protecting it through a balance between what Dr Douilhet describes as “Information” and “Guarantees”.

The thesis was examined by Professor Roger Brownsword and Professor Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon (University of Southampton). The chair was Dr Claudy Op Den Kamp. Both examiners were very impressed by the quality of the thesis, which they commended as a brilliant piece of work, articulating an original approach to data protection law.

Emile was supervised by professor Maurizio Borghi and Dr Argyro Karanasiou. During his PhD he has been actively contributing to CIPPM and the Law Department in many ways, and has been an example for all PhD students in the Faculty. Many congratulations and very well done to Emile!