The Governance of Privacy: Policy Instruments in Global Perspective

1st Edition

Colin J. Bennett, Charles D. Raab

Routledge
Published October 27, 2017
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9781138710023 - CAT# Y324451
Series: Routledge Revivals

USD$135.00

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Summary

This book offers a broad and incisive analysis of the governance of privacy protection with regard to personal information in contemporary advanced industrial states. Based on research across many countries, it discusses the goals of privacy protection policy and the changing discourse surrounding the privacy issue, concerning risk, trust and social values. It analyzes at length the contemporary policy instruments that together comprise the inventory of possible solutions to the problem of privacy protection. It argues that privacy protection depends upon an integration of these instruments, but that any country's efforts are inescapably linked with the actions of others that operate outside its borders. The book concludes that, in a ’globalizing’ world, this regulatory interdependence could lead either to a search for the highest possible standard of privacy protection, or to competitive deregulation, or to a more complex outcome reflecting the nature of the issue and its policy responses.

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