The Challenge to Privacy from Ever Increasing State Surveillance: A Comparative Perspective

36 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2014 Last revised: 2 Dec 2014

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Konrad Lachmayer

Sigmund Freud University Vienna

Normann Witzleb

Monash University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: September 25, 2014

Abstract

This article explores how Internet surveillance in the name of counter-terrorism challenges privacy. In the Part II, the article analyses the international dimension of counter-terrorism measures and the conceptualisation of data protection and privacy in the European Union, the United States of America and Australia. Part III compares the different concepts of data protection and privacy, and explores the prospects of an international legal framework for the protection of privacy. Part IV concludes that work on international data protection and privacy standards, while urgently needed, remains a long-term vision with particular uncertain prospects as far as anti-terrorism and national security measures are concerned.

Keywords: privacy, right to privacy, data protection, surveillance, anti-terrorism, comparative law, surveillance

JEL Classification: K10, K30, K39, K42

Suggested Citation

Lachmayer, Konrad and Witzleb, Normann, The Challenge to Privacy from Ever Increasing State Surveillance: A Comparative Perspective (September 25, 2014). University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 748-783, 2014, Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper 2014/02, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2501699

Konrad Lachmayer (Contact Author)

Sigmund Freud University Vienna ( email )

Normann Witzleb

Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Clayton, Victoria 3800
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