Although over 100 countries have developed data privacy laws, there is a lack of expert guidance on these laws. This text examines the fundamental aims and principles of data privacy law, along with the mechanisms for its enforcement in an international context.
Bygrave analyses relevant law from around the globe, paying particular attention to international instruments and using these as a foundation for examining national law. He also places data privacy law within a broader legal and political framework, focusing upon its interrelation with related fields, such as human rights, administrative law, and, intellectual property rights.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 576 g
Dimensions: 240 x 163 x 23 mm
Bygrave's book provides an insightful and authoritative overview and critical analysis of contemporary privacy issues. The book with its critical analytical perspective and thoughtful insights could not be more timely and useful in the context of the revisions and updates of the existing international data privacy regimes and an international outcry over the extraterritorial surveillance programmes. Bygrave's contribution based on his long experience as one of the
world's leading and influential data privacy experts and academics, provides a very nuanced and legally robust text, which should be important reading for policy-makers, academics, and legal practitioners, who are interested in the ever-changing landscape of data privacy. * Monika Zalnieriute, European Journal of Law and Technology *
This publication is so much more than merely welcome to the fold: a publication of this calibre has been so long overdue that it will no doubt quickly become a much sought after (or even mandatory) text for many of those in departments of information science and law. This is, however, not a practitioners handbook - but then it is not intended to be. * Callum Liddle, SCRIPTed *
An admirably clear and comprehensive analysis of data privacy law around the world. It provides not only an overview of the complexity and ambiguity of this developing subject, but detailed analysis, perceptive comment, and criticism as well. It will be read with benefit by students, practitioners, and many others who have an interest in what happens to their personal data and how it is, and might be, regulated. * Charles D. Raab, Professor of Government, University of Edinburgh *