Privacy today is much debated as an individual's right against real
or feared intrusions by the state, as exemplified by proposed
identity cards and surveillance measures in the United Kingdom. In
contrast, invasions of privacy by private individuals or bodies
tend to arouse less concern. This book attempts to fill the gap by
looking at the horizontal application of human rights after Douglas
v Hello, Campbell v MGN and Caroline von Hannover v Germany. It
provides a conceptual and theoretical framework and also considers
specific particularly sensitive areas of law relating to privacy
protection, such as intellectual property, employment and media
law. It provides comparative perspectives by relating Article 8 of
the European Convention on Human Rights, which serves as a focal
point, to UK, Dutch, German and European Communities law. Several
common threads are revealed running across jurisdictions and
different areas of law and aspects of privacy. The most notable is
the definition of privacy in terms of the autonomy of the
individual, a notion associated with the liberal state in the
classic sense but now acquiring more content as a human right also
linked to ideas of social justice.
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||Studies of the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative
Katja S. Ziegler
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