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Advanced Introduction to Privacy Law

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Advanced Introduction to Privacy Law

9781788970945 Edward Elgar Publishing
Megan Richardson, Professor of Law, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia
Publication Date: October 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 094 5 Extent: 112 pp
Presenting a concise, yet wide-ranging and contemporary overview of the field, this Advanced Introduction to Privacy Law focuses on how we arrived at our privacy laws, and how the law can deal with new and emerging challenges from digital technologies, social networks and public health crises. This illuminating and interdisciplinary book demonstrates how the history of privacy law has been one of constant adaptation to emerging challenges, illustrating the primacy of the right to privacy amidst a changing social and cultural landscape.

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

Presenting a concise, yet wide-ranging and contemporary overview of the field, this Advanced Introduction to Privacy Law focuses on how we arrived at our privacy laws, and how the law can deal with new and emerging challenges from digital technologies, social networks and public health crises. This illuminating and interdisciplinary book demonstrates how the history of privacy law has been one of constant adaptation to emerging challenges, illustrating the primacy of the right to privacy amidst a changing social and cultural landscape.

Key features include:
• Incisive analysis of the meaning and value of privacy and the ways in which legal, social and economic institutions respond to our understanding of privacy in contemporary society
• A uniquely concise, contextual approach to privacy law, examining privacy as a constantly evolving social phenomenon and the legal implications of its mutability
• Historical and comparative insights into privacy and data protection laws across the common law world.

This richly detailed book is an informative and thought-provoking resource for students, academics and practitioners of privacy and data protection law. Its interdisciplinary insights will also appeal to those working in legal history, media and cultural studies, economics and political science.
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‘Megan Richardson's work on privacy is evangelical. It explains the origins and teaching of privacy and navigates wisely between hope and despair with respect to privacy in this age of Surveillance Capitalism. This well written gospel (or “good news”) of privacy law will not only inform the mind, but more importantly, inspire vibrant spiritual adherence to this unique construct of the human species.’
– Paul de Hert, Brussels University-Tilburg, Belgium

‘Megan Richardson’s superb new book Advanced Introduction to Privacy Law provides an overview of privacy law that is concisely written yet broad in its scope, accessible to non-experts yet rich in its insights. Focusing on the Anglo–American legal tradition but drawing upon its interactions with EU law and other jurisdictions, Richardson masterfully steers readers through the historical roots and multiple strands of privacy law to the challenges of the contemporary digital world. I will definitely be recommending this book to students, colleagues, and privacy professionals alike.’
– Lisa Austin, University of Toronto, Canada

‘This Advanced Introduction to Privacy Law is an exceptional book. Clearly written and accessible, it provides a detailed and nuanced account of the key theoretical and legal issues at the heart of contemporary debates about privacy. This book makes a substantial contribution to the field and is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of privacy.’
– Benjamin Goold, University of British Columbia, Canada
Contents
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Meaning and value of privacy 3. Regulating for privacy 4. Privacy law in transition 5. Changing the paradigm Appendix: Rights to privacy/private life in human rights texts Select Bibliography Index
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