Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here


Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This book explores the decisions on privacy at the international level, to ascertain whether the right to privacy has reached the level of consensus necessary to make it a recognized human right under international law. It reviews the philosophical and political underpinnings behind the theory of individual rights, fundamental rights, relate to the law of nations. A thorough review of the international treaties, international jurisprudence, individual state practice, and how the right to privacy is generally addressed as an individual right in such documents is necessary to achieve an understanding of the legal status that the right to privacy has achieved by now in the international context. A discussion of proposals that have been advanced on possible ways to help counteract the effect of the rapid development of technologies affecting privacy leads us to the recommended concept of value sensitive design and the future of privacy.

Keywords:fundamental rights; individual rights; international law; philosophical laws; political laws; right to privacy



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Privacy in the 21st Century — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation