New from the School of Law and Criminology: A Unique Special Issue on the Right to Privacy

On 20 February 2019, a conference on the right to privacy was organised at the University of Greenwich, with the support of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Subsequent to the conference, Dr Aysem Diker Vanberg and Dr Özgür Heval Çɪnar from School of Law and Criminology prepared a special issue on `The right to privacy in the digital age: different perspectives around the globe` which has now been published in the International Journal of Human Rights (Vol 25, Issue 1).

The right to privacy is one of the rights enshrined in international human rights law. However, with the increasing digitalisation of modern life, protecting one’s privacy has become more complicated, with both state and non-state organisations making frequent interventions in citizens’ private lives. In this special issue they focus on the right to privacy in the digital age with a view to see how it is implemented across the globe in different jurisdictions. This special issue is very unique as there have not been any publications with similar content covering the issue as extensively, which is a first in this regard. Links to each of the articles in the special issue are below, with contributions from the School of Law and Criminology’s Dr Kristian Humble, Dr Aysem Diker Vanberg, and Dr Özgür Heval Çɪnar:

International law, surveillance and the protection of privacy
Kristian P. Humble

The current case law of the European Court of Human Rights on privacy: challenges in the digital age
Özgür Heval Çɪnar

Informational privacy post GDPR – end of the road or the start of a long journey?
Aysem Diker Vanberg

Playing catch up – privacy regimes in South Asia
Smitha Krishna Prasad & Sharngan Aravindakshan

The long arm of GDPR in Africa: reflection on data privacy law reform and practice in Mauritius
Alex B. Makulilo

From privacy to data protection: the road ahead for the Inter-American System of human rights
Carlos Affonso SouzaCaio César de OliveiraChristian Perrone & Giovana Carneiro

If you have any comments/feedback please contact Dr Özgür Heval Çɪnar ( and/or Dr Aysem Diker Vanberg ( directly who would be happy to discuss further.

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