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New Challenges in Privacy Protection

New Challenges in Privacy Protection
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Author(s): Lech Janczewski (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 3
Source title: Issues & Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-39-6.ch099
ISBN13: 9781930708396
EISBN13: 9781466641358


The protection of privacy is a function of many variables: culture, politics, and point of view. Practically all countries have introduced laws regulating these problems. Terrorist attacks cumulating with the destruction of the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington indicated a need to change these regulations. This paper therefore defines the notion of privacy, cites typical regulations related to the protection of privacy and the interception of private communications and documents. This discussion terminates with a presentation of a worldwide prognosis on this field.

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