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The Right to Privacy Revisited
Different International Perspectives

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ISBN 9781032171890
December 22, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
202 Pages

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Book Description

This book focuses on the right to privacy in the digital age with a view to see how it is implemented across the globe in different jurisdictions. 

The right to privacy is one of the rights enshrined in international human rights law. It has been a topic of interest for both academic and non-academic audiences around the world. However, with the increasing digitalisation of modern life, protecting one’s privacy has become more complicated. Both state and non-state organisations make frequent interventions in citizens’ private lives. This edited volume aims to provide an overview of recent development pertaining to the protection of the right to privacy in the different judicial systems such as the European, South Asian, African and Inter-American legal systems.

The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of The International Journal of Human Rights.

Table of Contents


Özgür Heval Çɪnar and Aysem Diker Vanberg

1. International law, surveillance and the protection of privacy

Kristian P. Humble

2. The Right to Privacy in the 21st Century and the European Court of Human Rights’ Case Law

Özgür Heval Çɪnar

3. Informational privacy post GDPR – end of the road or the start of a long journey?

Aysem Diker Vanberg

4. Playing catch up – privacy regimes in South Asia

Smitha Krishna Prasad and Sharngan Aravindakshan

5. The long arm of GDPR in Africa: reflection on data privacy law reform and practice in Mauritius

Alex B. Makulilo

6. From privacy to data protection: the road ahead for the Inter-American System of human rights

Carlos Affonso Souza, Caio César de Oliveira, Christian Perrone and Giovana Carneiro

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Özgür Heval Çınar is lawyer and Associate Professor at the University of Greenwich, School of Law and Criminology, UK. He completed his PhD at the School of Law, University of Essex. Previously, he was a post-doc fellow at the University of Oxford between 2012-2016. He has authored several books such as Freedom of Religion and Belief in Turkey: Religion, Society and Politics (2021), Introduction to EU Law (2021), Introduction to the English Legal System (2021),The Right to Conscientious Objection to Military Service and Turkey’s Obligations Under International Human Rights Law (2014).

Aysem Diker Vanberg is lawyer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Greenwich, School of Law and Criminology at the University of Greenwich specialising in EU Competition Law and IT Law. Prior to joining the University of Greenwich, she worked at Anglia Ruskin University as a senior lecturer and at the University of Essex as an associate lecturer and research associate. Before moving to the UK, she qualified as a lawyer in Turkey and worked as a lead In-house counsel for multinational companies including MAN Nutzfahzeuge AG and Cimpor Cimentos de Portugal. In addition, she has an LLM in European and International Law from the University of Bremen and an LLB from the University of Ankara, Turkey.