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Data Privacy LawAn International Perspective$
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Lee Andrew Bygrave

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199675555

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675555.001.0001

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Data Privacy Law in Context

Data Privacy Law in Context

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Data Privacy Law

Lee A. Bygrave

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides a general discussion of data privacy law. It covers the core principles of data privacy law and its distinguishing features; the significance of data privacy in the current ‘information society’; catalysts and origins of data privacy law; the application of data privacy law in areas that it was not originally conceived to cover (strong colonization) or its use the primary model for developing sui generis rules for that area (weak colonization; fertilization); and the actors who shape and apply data privacy law.

Keywords:   data privacy law, international law, information society, cross fertilization, regulatory colonization

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