"Concise European IT Law" aims to offer the reader a rapid understanding of all the provisions of IT law in force in Europe enacted by European and other international institutions. This volume takes the form of an article-by-article commentary on the relevant regulations and other legal instruments. Covered in this volume are texts regarding data protection and the multiple texts which will regulate the electronic transactions and operators. It is intended to provide the reader with a short and straightforward explanation of the principles of law to be drawn from each article, rule or other provision. Its editors and authors are all prominent specialists (academics and/or practitioners) in their fields. "Concise European IT Law" is part of "Concise IP", a series of five volumes of commentary on European intellectual property legislation. The five volumes cover: patents and related matters, trademarks and designs, copyrights and neighbouring rights, IT and a general volume including jurisdictional issues.