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Privacy & Human Rights 2000

*Includes reports on:

Argentine Republic
Commonwealth of Australia
Republic of Austria
Kingdom of Belgium
Federative Republic of Brazil
People's Republic of China
Czech Republic
French Republic
Federal Republic of Germany
Republic of Iceland
Italian Republic
New Zealand
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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ISBN: 1893044-092
247 pages, $20.00
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Litigation Under the Federal
Open Government Laws 2002

Privacy Law Sourcebook 2003

Privacy & Human Rights 2002

Privacy & Human Rights 2001

Filters and Freedom 2.0

Cryptography and Liberty 2000

Consumer Law Sourcebook 2000

This survey, by EPIC and Privacy International, reviews the state of privacy in over fifty countries around the world. The survey examines a wide range of privacy issues including, data protection, telephone tapping, genetic databases, ID systems and freedom of information laws.

The report finds that there is a worldwide recognition of privacy as a fundamental human right. Many countries around the world are enacting comprehensive data protection laws to safeguard individual privacy increase.

However at the same time, privacy is increasingly being undermined by technical advances and the demands of intelligence and law enforcement agencies for increased surveillance powers. There is a strong need for improved oversight and stricter enforcement of current laws to ensure that legal protections are not ignored as threats to personal privacy.

An online version of this report is also available from Privacy International.