New Dimensions in Privacy Law: International and Comparative Perspectives

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Andrew T. Kenyon, Megan Richardson
Cambridge University Press, Nov 2, 2006 - Law - 296 pages
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The challenges faced by privacy laws in changing technological, commercial and social environments are considered in this broad-ranging 2006 examination of privacy law. The book encompasses three overlapping areas of analysis: privacy protection under the general law; legislative measures for data protection in digital communications networks; and the influence of transnational agreements and other pressures toward harmonised privacy standards. Leading, internationally recognised authors discuss developments across these three areas in the UK, Europe, the US, APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation), Australia and New Zealand. Chapters draw on doctrinal and historical analysis of case law, theoretical approaches to both freedom of speech and privacy, and the interaction of law and communications technologies in order to examine present and future challenges to law's engagement with privacy.
 

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Contents

New dimensions in privacy Communications technologies media practices and law
1
Privacy and freedom of speech
11
Revisiting the American action for public disclosure of private facts
32
The internet and private life in Europe Risks and aspirations
60
APECs privacy framework sets a new low standard for the AsiaPacific
91
Copyright privacy and digital rights management DRM
121
Why there will never be an English common law privacy tort
154
The right of privacy in England and Strasbourg compared
184
Privacy and constitutions
229
Celebrity privacy and benefits of simple history
250
Bibliography
270
Index
286
Index of laws and directives
290
Index of case references
293
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