The new quarterly and fully peer-reviewed journal European Data Protection Law Review (EDPL), edited by Judith Rauhofer and published by Lexxion, has launched with its first issue and is seeking papers (the next submission deadline is 20 May; author guidelines here). The journal aims to publish a mix of articles, case notes, country reports and book reviews, providing a new and much needed home for peer-reviewed European data protection scholarship in the English language.

Here’s the info from its website:

European Data Protection Law Review – EDPL

The European Data Protection Law Review (EDPL) provides a practical and intellectual forum to discuss, comment, and review all issues raised by the development and implementation of data protection law and policy in the EU Member States. The journal reports on key legislative developments and addresses relevant legal, regulatory, and administrative progresses in EU Member States and institutions. Important judgments that shape the interpretation and application of the EU law in this field are identified and analysed, particularly judgments by the European Courts, international courts and tribunals such as the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body, and higher national courts.
Furthermore, contributors address relevant legal, regulatory and administrative developments in EU Member States that shape the practical implementation of European law in this field.

The EDPL reports on the law and policy governing:

Privacy and data protection,

Freedom of information, open data and re-use of information,

Civil liberties issues,

Data processing,

Data transfers,

Technology issues.

All contributions to EDPL shall undergo the process of a double blind peer-review, in order to guarantee the publication’s solid scientific output.

EDPL’s Target Audience

The quarterly addresses everyone who is concerned with data protection law issues such as legal practitioners in national and international law firms, government officials working in EU public administration, judges and legal experts in domestic, European and international courts, consultancies, and Data protection professionals in the EU and beyond.


  • Judith Rauhofer, University of Edinburgh

Associate Editors

  • Maja Brkan, 
University of Maastricht
  • Mark Cole
, University of Luxembourg, Institute of European Media Law (EMR)

Editorial Board

  • Franziska Boehm, University of Münster
  • Alexander Dix, Berlin Representative for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
  • Federico Ferretti, Brunel University
  • Kirsty E. Hughes, University of Cambridge
  • Els Kindt, KU Leuven, Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI)
  • Eleni Kosta, Tilburg University
  • Orla Lynskey
, London School of Economics
  • Peter Schaar, 
European Academy of Freedom of Information and Data Protection (EAID)
  • Indra Spiecker genannt Döhmann
, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
  • Alessandro Spina
, European Medicines Agency
  • Bart van der Sloot, 
University of Amsterdam
  • Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, 
University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law