The role international human rights law in the protection of online privacy in the age of surveillance

Watt, Eliza (2017) The role international human rights law in the protection of online privacy in the age of surveillance. In: 9th International Conference on Cyber Conflict: Defending the Core, 30 May - 02 Jun 2017, Tallinn, Estonia.

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Abstract

The article discusses the uncertainty surrounding the interpretation and application of the right to privacy norms under Article 17 of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights 1966 in the context of State sponsored cyber surveillance. The paper supports the updating of General Comment No. 16 to Article 17. To that end, it focuses on two fundamental aspects of this process, namely the development of more detailed understanding of what is meant by the right to privacy in the 21st century and the challenge posed by foreign cyber surveillance to the principle of extraterritorial application of human rights.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Law
Item ID: 25607
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Depositing User: Eliza Watt
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2018 12:02
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 14:48
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/25607

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