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Privacy & Human Rights 2003

*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 2002

545 pages, $35.00
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Litigation Under the Federal
Open Government Laws 2002

Privacy Law Sourcebook 2003

Privacy & Human Rights 2001

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-five countries around the world.  It outlines legal protections for privacy, new challenges, and summarizes important issues and events relating to privacy and surveillance.  It is the most comprehensive report on privacy and data protection ever published.

The 2003 edition of Privacy and Human Rights looks at the expansion of government surveillance authority.  The report finds increased data sharing among government agencies, the use of anti-terrorism laws to suppress political dissent, and the growing use of new technologies of surveillance.

The report also notes public opposition to the Total Information Awareness program, video surveillance, and systems of biometric identification.  The survey includes new reports on privacy in countries joining the European Union.  Other new topics include genetic privacy, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and the WHOIS database.