The Challenge to Privacy from Ever Increasing State Surveillance: A Comparative Perspective

Source: Konrad Lachmayer, Normann Witzleb, University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 37 No. 2, 2014

From the abstract:
This article explores how Internet surveillance in the name of counter-terrorism challenges privacy. In the Part II, the article analyses the international dimension of counter-terrorism measures and the conceptualisation of data protection and privacy in the European Union, the United States of America and Australia. Part III compares the different concepts of data protection and privacy, and explores the prospects of an international legal framework for the protection of privacy. Part IV concludes that work on international data protection and privacy standards, while urgently needed, remains a long-term vision with particular uncertain prospects as far as anti-terrorism and national security measures are concerned.