New Dimensions in Privacy Law: International and Comparative Perspectives

New Dimensions in Privacy Law: International and Comparative Perspectives

  • £21.29
  • Save £55

Megan Richardson Edited by Andrew T. Kenyon
Cambridge University Press, 11/2/2006
EAN 9780521860741, ISBN10: 0521860741

Hardcover, 308 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.1 cm
Language: English

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.

1. New dimensions in privacy
communications technologies, media practices and law Andrew T. Kenyon and Megan Richardson
2. Privacy and freedom of speech Eric Barendt
3. Revisiting the American action for public disclosure of private facts Brian C. Murchison
4. The internet and the private life in Europe
risks and aspirations Yves Poullet and J. Marc Dinant
5. APEC's privacy framework sets a new low standard for the Asia-Pacific Graham Greenleaf
6. Copyright, privacy and Digital Rights Management (DRM) David Lindsay and Sam Ricketson
7. Why there will never be an English common law privacy tort Raymond Wacks
8. The 'right' of privacy in England and Strasbourg compared Gavin Phillipson
9. Privacy and constitutions Kenneth J. Keith
10. Celebrity privacy and benefits of simple history Megan Richardson and Lesley Hitchens

Review of the hardback: '… the book represents a serious contribution to a debate which is guaranteed to run for a while yet.' The Commonwealth Lawyer

Review of the hardback: 'This well-presented collection examines numerous aspects of privacy law from a wide range of perspectives. … The book will therefore be a useful resource for anyone wanting to identify some of the challenges to privacy inherent in modern life and to understand how the law does, and should, respond to them.' Journal of Cambridge Law