The Governance of Privacy: Policy Instruments in Global Perspective

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9781855214736: The Governance of Privacy: Policy Instruments in Global Perspective

This text addresses the politics of privacy protection with regard to personal information. It is motivated by the argument that privacy-related problems are as much political and public policy issues as they are legal and technological ones.

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Charles Raab is Professor of Government in the School of Social and Political Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

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A fresh and direct approach to the issues at stake, leaving the reader with the recognition that privacy protection is indissolubly bound up with social and economic policy issues of modern society.

(Anne Carblanc, OECD, Paris)

A tour de force. In this book, two political scientists present the result of a decade of scrutiny of information privacy regulatory practices. It also offers an extremely insightful analysis of different dimensions of information privacy laws in different countries.

(Paul Schwartz, Brooklyn Law School)

Unavoidable for all those interested in the architecture of privacy protection and in using it to better preserve and enhance our privacy.

(Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor)

Regulating privacy and data protection must be focused on outcomes, not mindless legal compliance. More and more private and public organizations are recognizing the sensitivity and importance of the issues. This wide-ranging and thought-provoking book guides policy makers and regulators to identify and elaborate the outcomes which need to be pursued. It is also a stimulating resource for others who want or need to wrestle with rationale, method, and result.

(Richard Thomas, Information Commissioner)

This book should be required reading for any serious student or practitioner concerned about the privacy of personal information in our globally networked society.

(William H. Dutton, Director, Oxford Internet Institute)

The Governance of Privacy is required reading for those of us seriously concerned about the politics of privacy and data protection in the global information age.

(David Flaherty, former Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia)

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