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Privacy in the Global Information Society

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1958)

Abstract

Privacy as a social and legal issue has for a long time been a concern of social scientists, philosophers, and lawyers. With the arrival of the computer and increasing capabilities of modern IT-systems and communication networks, individual privacy is increasingly endangered. Especially on the way to a Global Information Society with different national programmes for the further development of data highways, there are severe privacy risks. Privacy as a fundamental human right recognised in the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights and in many other international and regional treaties [PI/EPIC 1999] has to be protected in a democratic society.

Keywords

Personal Data Data Protection Privacy Protection Privacy Legislation Data Protection Legislation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

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