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p. 1326. The Death of Privacy?locked

  • Raymond Wacks

Abstract

‘The death of privacy?’ considers whether privacy is possible given the extent of current surveillance and the collection of personal data. What is the impact of this surveillance? What steps can be taken maintain our privacy? Technology is part of the problem, but can also be part of the cure: advances in protective software provide the first line of defence and privacy settings are another tool for safeguarding privacy. Privacy is too fundamental a democratic value for it to be given up easily, but its erosion tends to occur through apathy and indifference. Data protection laws need constant revision, but the real answer lies in explicit, carefully drafted legislation.

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