Personal data protection in criminological research

Abstract:
Empirical researchers often use secondary data collected by others, especially state institutions. Due to the increasing availability of data online and the ever-growing ease of merging various datasets, the protection of personal data and adherence to the principles of data processing is becoming increasingly important for researchers. In criminal justice research, the protection of personal data is especially important, as information on convictions or criminal proceedings is under special protection. This article presents the basic principles for conducting research using personal data, focusing on their application in criminological research and especially on the use of secondary data. The article further discusses the responsibilities of personal data administrators and their role in the context of processing data for research purposes, data security, creating databases and their various forms, and the process of anonymization and pseudonymization. The article concludes with practical recommendations for ensuring ethical and legal practices in the field of criminological research vis-à-vis personal data protection.

Keywords:
GDPR; criminology; research ethic; personal data; data protection

Authors:
Karolína Nová, Jakub Drápal

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