Privacy - International Views
Article 12. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, United Nations, December 10, 1948.


As the world grows smaller both through the computer and by improved transporation methods, it is more than likely that students of computer science will find themselves in situation where the "US-centered" approach to "Freedom of Speech" is not necessarily the vogue of application.


To study the different attitudes and approaches towards the concept of privacy in different countries;
To recognize that the US-centered view of privacy is not necessarily that of other countries or professionals from those countries; and
To be able to compromise between personal views and those of others in an international setting.

International Laws and Constitutions

Law Sites

International Constitutional Law

An Annual Survey of Privacy and Human Rights

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Canada and the People's Republic of China


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Last updated 2002/05/08
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