1st Edition

The Right to Privacy Revisited Different International Perspectives

Edited By Özgür Heval Çınar, Aysem Diker Vanberg Copyright 2022
    194 Pages
    by Routledge

    194 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.


    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


    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 Lecturer in Law at the Department of Law at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is a recognised authority on data protection law, competition law digital markets and online platforms. Her work has been cited by academic and legal practitioners in the UK and globally. Prior to joining Goldsmiths, Aysem worked at the University of Greenwich and Anglia Ruskin University as a Senior Lecturer and as an Associate Lecturer and Research Associate, at the University of Essex. She holds a PhD from the University of Essex, an LLM from the University of Bremen and an LLB (Hons) from the University of Ankara (Turkey). She is also a qualified Turkish lawyer. Before moving to the UK, she worked as a lead In-house counsel for multinational companies including MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG and Cimpor Cimentos de Portugal.