- Privacy in the Post-NSA Era: Time for a Fundamental Revision?
- Journal of intellectual property, information technology and electronic commerce law
- Volume | Issue number
- 5 | 1
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- Faculty of Law (FdR)
Big Brother Watch and others have filed a complaint against the United Kingdom under the European Convention on Human Rights about a violation of Article 8, the right to privacy. It regards the NSA affair and UK-based surveillance activities operated by secret services. The question is whether it will be declared admissible and, if so, whether the European Court of Human Rights will find a violation. This article discusses three possible challenges for these types of complaints and analyses whether the current privacy paradigm is still adequate in view of the development known as Big Data.
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