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Bookstore: Privacy & Human Rights 2006

*Includes reports on:

Argentine Republic
Commonwealth of Australia
Republic of Austria
Kingdom of Belgium
Federative Republic of Brazil
Canada
People's Republic of China
Czech Republic
French Republic
Federal Republic of Germany
Republic of Iceland
Italian Republic
Japan
Jordan
New Zealand
Nigeria
Kingdom of Norway
Republic of Peru
Republic of the Philippines
Republic of Portugal
Russian Federation
Republic of South Africa
United Kingdom
United States of America

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Litigation Under the Federal
Open Government Laws 2006

Privacy Law Sourcebook 2003

Public Voice WSIS Sourcebook

Filters and Freedom 2.0

Cryptography and Liberty 2000

Consumer Law Sourcebook 2000



This annual report by EPIC and Privacy International provides an overview of key privacy topics and reviews the state of privacy in over 75 countries around the world. The report outlines legal protections, new challenges, and important issues and events relating to privacy. Privacy and Human Rights 2006 is the most comprehensive report on privacy and data protection ever published.

The Privacy and Human Rights 2006 report documents the continued expansion of government surveillance authority. Several countries have pursued new data retention schemes, expanded biometric identification requirements, and intensified international data transfers.

The report also finds continuing public opposition to video surveillance, workplace monitoring, and privacy-infringing corporate practices. The 2006 edition survey tracks the adoption of new data protection and open government laws, and includes new country reports for the Middle East, Latin America and cyberspace. The European Court of Human Rights has emerged as a prominent defender of privacy rights. New topics include biometric identification, Internet advertising, and location privacy.