Privacy Law Handbook
The law relating to personal privacy has been marked by extraordinary changes in recent years, including the introduction of a new cause of action for misuse of private information.
The changes reflect not only the impact of human rights legislation, but also the challenges posed by new social and technological developments.
Written in a clear, concise and accessible style by a team of expert contributors from Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP, thePrivacy Law Handbookbrings together all aspects of privacy in a single volume, explaining the current state of the law in practical terms and making sense of the most recent changes. The book covers:
- the principal sources of law, including the Human Rights Act 1998 and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights
- the impact of landmark cases such as Campbell v MGN and Mosley v News Group
- the new cause of action for misuse of private information
- data protection and breaches of data security
- privacy and its overlap with defamation, copyright, freedom of information and other areas of law
- privacy and confidentiality in the context of medical treatment
- privacy and the courts: reporting restrictions and anonymity orders
- self-regulation by the media.
Further chapters explore the protection of privacy in communications and state access to private information; and issues of physical intrusion such as trespass, harassment and nuisance.
While thePrivacy Law Handbookwill certainly appeal to specialist practitioners in this fast-moving field, it has been written with the interests of non-specialist practitioners, including in-house lawyers, very much in mind, recognising that aspects of privacy law affect many diverse areas of legal practice. Those looking for a topical and accessible, one-stop source of information about privacy law will find the book particularly valuable, including non-lawyers such as data protection officers and others whose work impacts on individuals' personal privacy.
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