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Privacy in the 21st Century

ISBN13: 9789004191129
Published: October 2013
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
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In Privacy in the 21st Century Alexandra Rengel offers an assessment of the international right to privacy within both a historical and modern context. The book explores the underpinnings of privacy in religion, philosophy, and the law.

The author explores the evolution of the legal concept of the right to privacy and offers a comparative law analysis of the global protections of privacy offered by individual states, international agreements, and recognized international legal norms.The author peers into the future of privacy, the technologies which affect the right to privacy, and the ways in which privacy may be protected in the future within the domestic and international law contexts.

The author offers her insightful views on possible solutions to counteract encroachments on the right to privacy.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Chapter 1 Fundamental Rights
I. The Philosophical Origins of Human Rights Law
A. Natural Law
B. Positive Law
II. The Development of Human Rights Law from Natural and Positive Law Principles
Chapter 2 What Is Privacy?
I. Defi ning Privacy, Its Origins and Its Importance
II. The Concept of Privacy
III. The Right to Privacy: An Overview
Chapter 3 Threats to Privacy in Modern Times
I. New Technologies Aff ecting Privacy
A. Identity Cards
B. Biometrics
C. Communications and Surveillance
1. Video Surveillance and CCTV
2. Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones)
3. Internet Surveillance
4. Workplace Surveillance
5. International Surveillance
6. Global Positioning System (GPS)
7. Radio Frequency Identifi cation (RFID)
D. Social Networks
Chapter 4 The General Right to Privacy as a Norm of International Law
I. Treaties as a Source of International Law
A. Treaties and the General Right to Privacy
II. Customary International Law as a Source of International Law
A. Customary International Law and the General Right to Privacy
Chapter 5 Salient Issues: The Right to Privacy in Specifi c Contexts
I. Search and Seizure
A. International Law and Jurisprudence
B. State Practice
II. Intimate Conduct
A. International Law and Jurisprudence
B. State Practice
III. Data Protection
A. International Law and Jurisprudence
B. State Practice
Chapter 6 Privacy in the Age of Terrorism
I. The Exchange of Privacy for Security
II. The Backlash: Civil Liberties Reconsidered and a Reclaiming of the Right to Privacy
Chapter 7 Appraisal and Recommendations
I. Balancing The Right To Privacy Against Other Societal Interests
II. The Effect of Globalization on Technology
III. Technology, Knowledge, and Privacy by Design
IV. The Future of Privacy
Appendix Privacy Protections in the Constitutions of Countries