publication . Article . 2004

'Regulating' Online Data Privacy

Paul Reid;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Sep 2004 Journal: SCRIPT-ed (eissn: 1744-2567, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
With existing data protection laws proving inadequate in the fight to protect online data privacy and with the offline law of privacy in a state of change and uncertainty, the search for an alternative solution to the important problem of online data privacy should commence. With the inherent problem of jurisdiction that the Internet presents, such a solution is best coming from a multi-national body with the power to approximate laws in as many jurisdictions as possible, with a recognised authority and a functioning enforcement mechanism. The European Union is such a body and while existing data protection laws stem from the EU, they were neither tailored speci...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_LEGALASPECTSOFCOMPUTING
free text keywords: Privacy software, Internet privacy, business.industry, business, History, World Wide Web, Information privacy, Law, K, Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence, K1-7720
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