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Human rights, international law and the right to privacy

Human rights, international law and the right to privacy

Humble, Kristian P. (2020) Human rights, international law and the right to privacy. Journal of Internet Law, 23 (12). 1, 14-23. ISSN 1094-2904

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Abstract

The right to privacy is the right to obscure or hide parts of an individual’s life from the view of the wider public. An individual right to privacy is seen as a fundamental human right within the wider context of international law. In the age of surveillance from the state and private Internet communications companies, for an individual to protect their privacy or to remain obscure is now becoming almost impossible. A renewed emphasis on the right to privacy influenced in direct response to the aftermath of the Edward Snowden and Cambridge Analytica revelations. The protection of privacy and the international community must address not only the practices of state sponsored surveillance but also surveillance undertaken by modern private communications companies. This article will focus on how the international community and international law is protecting the privacy of the individual in an increasingly fast-moving area of rights protection and technological advancement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: human rights, privacy, international law, united nations
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Business, Human Rights and the Environment Research Group (BHRE)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2020 01:38
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/29182

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