Thesis / Dissertation

Reimagining international law of privacy in the digital age

Kinfemicheal Yilma Desta, Andrew Kenyon (ed.)

Published : 2019


This thesis examines the question of how international law should respond to the challenges of securing digital privacy. Driven mainly by the transnational nature of privacy threats involving private actors as well as States, calls are increasingly made for an ‘international’ privacy framework to meet these challenges. The thesis investigates such recurring calls from the perspective of two global privacy initiatives that posit a progressive vision for the right to privacy in the digital age. Using Internet Bill of Rights (IBRs) and the ongoing United Nations (UN) discourse on the ‘right to privacy in the digital age’ as case studies, it examines the role of emerging initiatives in reimagini..

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