Contractual fairness in the data economy
PhD student: Mr C. Bedir
Promotors: Mrs Prof C. Mak, E. Tjong Tjin Tai
Duration: 1/9/2018 - 31/8/2022
When consumers enter into contractual agreements with companies, such as Alphabet/Google and Facebook they often agree to terms that allow the use and processing of personal data. While that practice is to some extent regulated by privacy and data protection laws, and moderated through the concept of consent, consumers may from a contractual perspective be giving away more data than they should. This project examines how contractual fairness can be safeguarded in contracts involving data. It examines whether specific contracts such as medical contracts, contracts for services could provide an instrument for safeguarding contractual fairness, drawing from a legal comparative study of English, German and Turkish law and the DCFR.