A Brief Introduction to the Right to Privacy – An International Legal Perspective

Online guide to the right to privacy written by Md. Toriqul Islam who is research fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya in Malaysia. The guide was published in 2022 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. The guide looks at the history, meaning and value of privacy and international and regional legal instruments which have privacy provisions including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the OECD Privacy Framework and the ASEAN Framework on Personal Data Protection.

Privacy, security and information law

This blog is produced by European law firm Fieldfisher. Established in 2011, it is aimed at those with an interest in privacy, information management and data protection. The blog covers jurisdictions from all around the world, but has a particular focus on European law. Posts can be searched by sector, expertise, and year. Email updates are available.   

Privacy Affairs

The Privacy Affairs website is produced by cyber-security professionals, technology journalists and privacy advocates; its Chief Editor is Joe Robinson. The site provides information, research and advice about data privacy and online security. It includes a collection of research by Privacy Affairs experts, and also provides a set of guides, including 'A Beginners Guide to VPNs- A Complete VPN Guide' and 'How to Use the Internet Privately – Ultimate Guide'.  Profiles of the editorial staff are available on the site.

2018 Reform of EU Data Protection Rules

This page on the European Commission website provides information on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force in May 2018. The GDPR will establish one set of data protection rules for all companies operating in the EU and gives people more control over their personal data. There is information aimed at businesses and organisations on what they must do to comply with the new rules and a section aimed at the general public on how their personal data is protected.

EU General Data Protection Regulation

This website is provided by IT company Trunomi and is designed to provide information to the public on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25th May 2018. The site gives an overview of the main changes to data protection law being introduced by the GDPR along with an outline of the European Union legislative process and the GDPR timeline. There are links to the full text regulation and to articles and comment on law firm websites.

Online Privacy Laws

Two-volume report produced by the Law Library of Congress in 2012 and available on the library's website. Volume one describes the European Union’s data protection regime and volume two outlines the data protection law of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The report’s footnotes include links to legislation and other instruments.

Unwarranted DNA Sampling: The Legacy of Maryland v. King

Online guide to the collection of DNA data for the purposes of criminal investigation in the United States. The guide was written by Ken Strutin, who is Director of Legal Information Services at the New York State Defenders Association, and was published in May 2014 on Resources linked to include articles from law journals and US cases following on from the 2013 Maryland v. King decision which held that DNA could be routinely collected from people arrested by the police. (Law Library Resource Xchange) is a free online web journal for legal information professionals.

Doing business: law library

Gateway to business laws and regulations from all over the world, compiled by the World Bank’s Doing Business project. Gives links to official sources as far as possible, and many of the texts are in English translation. Can be browsed by country or region. The areas of law covered are: banking, bankruptcy, civil codes, civil procedure, commercial and company law, constitutional law, employment law, land and building law, privacy, securities, tax and trade.