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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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International Data Privacy Codes

International Data Privacy Codes

(p.31) 2 International Data Privacy Codes
Data Privacy Law

Lee A. Bygrave

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the principal international legal instruments on data privacy. It focuses on international instruments that have been central in shaping national and other international data privacy regimes. These instruments have been drafted within the respective institutional frameworks of the Council of Europe, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United Nations, the European Union, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the Economic Community of West African States. The special role of human rights treaties is also described.

Keywords:   international law, Council of Europe, OECD, APEC, ASEAN, Economic Community of West African States, human rights treaties

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