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Of Private Spaces and Vocal Freedom in Big Brother’s Global Village: How to Resolve the Tension between Privacy and Freedom of Speech in the New Digital Media

38 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2010  

Seun Damilare Idowu

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: April 26, 2010

Abstract

“The growth of online and digital media has had profound consequences for the ability to disseminate widely information about individuals. In particular the recent development of websites such as Facebook and Twitter among others has led to concerns regarding the safeguarding of sensitive personal information from breaches of privacy, confidence and defamation. It is not yet established how the benefits of such media can be reconciled with such breaches of personal rights. Are traditional legal rights and procedures equipped to handle this problem in a timely fashion? And is this problem exacerbated by the inherent global reach of these new media”.

Keywords: Internet Law, Information Technology Law, Social Media, Privacy, Right to Privacy

JEL Classification: K19, K49

Suggested Citation

Idowu, Seun Damilare, Of Private Spaces and Vocal Freedom in Big Brother’s Global Village: How to Resolve the Tension between Privacy and Freedom of Speech in the New Digital Media (April 26, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1660390 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1660390

Seun Idowu (Contact Author)

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