Privacy and Human Rights 2000: An International Survey of Privacy Laws and Developments (Epic 2000)

Privacy and Human Rights 2000: An International Survey of Privacy Laws and Developments (Epic 2000)

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This survey, by EPIC and Privacy International, reviews the state of privacy in over fifty countries around the world. The survey examines a wide range of privacy issues including, data protection, telephone tapping, genetic databases, ID systems and freedom of information laws.

The report finds that there is a worldwide recognition of privacy as a fundamental

Overview

This survey, by EPIC and Privacy International, reviews the state of privacy in over fifty countries around the world. The survey examines a wide range of privacy issues including, data protection, telephone tapping, genetic databases, ID systems and freedom of information laws.

The report finds that there is a worldwide recognition of privacy as a fundamental human right. Many countries around the world are enacting comprehensive data protection laws to safeguard individual privacy increase.

However at the same time, privacy is increasingly being undermined by technical advances and the demands of intelligence and law enforcement agencies for increased surveillance powers. There is a strong need for improved oversight and stricter enforcement of current laws to ensure that legal protections are not ignored as threats to personal privacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893044098
Publisher:
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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