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Privacy & Human Rights 2001

*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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Privacy and Human Rights 2001

ISBN: 1893044130
330 pages, $20.00
Order from Barnes & Noble

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Litigation Under the Federal
Open Government Laws 2002

Privacy Law Sourcebook 2003

Privacy & Human Rights 2003

Public Voice WSIS Sourcebook

Privacy & Human Rights 2002

Privacy & Human Rights 2000

Filters and Freedom 2.0

Cryptography and Liberty 2000

Consumer Law Sourcebook 2000

This annual report by EPIC and Privacy International reviews the state of privacy in over fifty countries around the world. It outlines legal protections for privacy, new challenges, and summarizes important issues and events relating to privacy and surveillance.

Updated and expanded for 2001, the report includes new sections on genetic privacy, location tracking, authentication and identification requirements, electronic numbering, corporate sharing of information with governments, and the privacy implications of digital rights management schemes.

The report finds that many countries are moving to enact laws to guarantee freedom from government and corporate surveillance and intrusion. However, technological developments, law enforcement demands, and business efforts to exploit personal information continue to pose new threats to privacy and anonymity in today's society.