The Waves of Information Technology, the Ebbing of Privacy and the Threat to Human Rights

10 National J. of Constitutional Law 411

26 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2017

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A. Wayne MacKay

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Date Written: 1999

Abstract

This article is a response to Professor Walter's article, "Digitizing Technology, Transforming Ourselves" (1999) 10 NJCL 375.

The author explores the extent to which emerging technology has undercut traditional notions of privacy, concluding that the existing legal framework is ill-equipped to protect individuals from this high-tech invasion of our basic human right to privacy. The constitutional protection of privacy is ill-defined and limited; statutory protections are more concerned with access to information than keeping it private, and only in Qu├ębec is privacy regarded as a matter for human rights codes.

Keywords: privacy, constitutional rights, technology, right to privacy, human rights

Suggested Citation

MacKay, Wayne, The Waves of Information Technology, the Ebbing of Privacy and the Threat to Human Rights (1999). 10 National J. of Constitutional Law 411. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2991618

Wayne MacKay (Contact Author)

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

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Canada

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