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Comparative Privacy and Defamation

Edited by: AndrĂ¡s Koltay, Paul Wragg

ISBN13: 9781788970587
Published: July 2020
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £220.00



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Providing comparative analysis that examines both Western and non-Western legal systems, this wide-ranging Handbook expands and enriches the existing privacy and defamation law literature and addresses the fundamental issues facing today’s scholars and practitioners.

Comparative Privacy and Defamation provides insightful commentary on issues of theory and doctrine, including the challenges of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the impact of new technologies on the law. Chapters explore the origins and development of the right to privacy, privacy rights of photographic subjects and defamation by photo-manipulation, and the right to be forgotten. Containing contributions from expert international scholars, this comprehensive Handbook investigates the liability of internet intermediaries in cases of defamation and the emerging problem of global injunctions before concluding with eight country focussed studies.

Engaging and accessible, this Handbook will be a key resource for students and scholars researching in the fields of privacy and defamation law, internet and technological law and information and media law.

Subjects:
Libel and Slander, Privacy and Confidentiality
Contents:
Introduction
Paul Wragg and András Koltay
Theoretical considerations
1. The origins and development of the right to privacy
John Campbell
2. Privacy and incrementalism
Thomas D.C. Bennett
3. Theories of reputation
Jan Oster
4. Separated by a common language: The anti-paternalism principle in US and English defamation and privacy law
Paul Wragg
Privacy laws compared
5. Weighing content: Can expression be more or less important?
Categorical or case by case balancing and its (respective) disposition to rank relevance of communication
Matthias Cornils
6. What is it the public has a right to know? The right to privacy for public officials and the right access to official documents – European and Swedish perspectives
Jane Reichel
7. Do we need to separate privacy and reputation? USA, Europe and Korea compared
Kyung Sin Park
8. Public Image (Un)Limited: Privacy rights of the photographic subject in England and New York compared
Rebecca Moosavian
9. What newsworthiness means
Amy Gajda
10. Defamation by photo-manipulation under New Zealand law
S. Che Ekaratne
Data protection
11. A European and German perspective on data protection law in a digitised world
Sebastian Bretthauer
12. Right to be forgotten in the global information economy
Joanna Kulesza
13. Enforcing privacy through individual data access rights – a comparative study
Rolf H. Weber and Dominic N. Staiger
Defamation laws compared
14. Defamation: A half-century of changes (more or less)
Russell L. Weaver
15. A comparative analysis of the treatment of corporate reputation in Australia and the UK
Peter Coe
Defamation, PRIVACY and New technologies
16. Liability of Internet intermediaries for defamation: Beyond publication and innocent dissemination
David Rolph
17. Defamation on the Internet: The role and responsibilities of gatekeepers
András Koltay
18. Privacy, remedies and comity: The emerging problem of global injunctions and some preliminary thoughts on how best to address it
Ron Krotoszynski
Country chapters
19. Free speech and the rights relating to the personality involving politicians in French law
Guilhem Gil
20. Italian defamation and privacy law from a comparative perspective
Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich
21. Canadian defamation and privacy law in comparative context
David Mangan
22. Privacy and defamation in Australia: A post-colonial tango, or the operation of privacy and defamation in Australia without formal constitutional free expression protections
Mark Pearson and Virginia Leighton-Jackson
23. South Africa’s reasonable publication defence and the United Kingdom’s public interest defence: Two sides of the same coin?
Dario Milo
24. Defamation and privacy law in Japan – from a comparative perspective
Jun Shimizu
25. The Chinese defamation law four decades on (1979–2019): Legal rules versus political uncertainties
Mei Ning Yan
Index