Proposed essay titles
1. Is data retention a proportionate response to the terrorist threat? Explain with regard to three bodies of evidence;  case law;  the Article 29 Working Party's opinions;  the legislative debate in the UK and one other EU country.
2. Is the Safe Harbour provision in Directive EC/46/95 contrary to free trade rules? Has its implementation demonstrated any real potential adverse consequences for companies operating in third countries?
3. Do you consider Information Commissions effective in upholding individual rights to personal data? Explain using evidence from at least two jurisdictions in the EU.
4. Do identity cards protect individual rights? Illustrate your argument with reference to the proposed UK Identity Cards Bill 2006 and one other jurisdiction.