Chapter 5: Digital privacy and cyber-victimization
This chapter considers the challenges posed to the protection of personal privacy in a globalized digital world. In particular, it emphasizes the highly divergent approaches taken to privacy protection between the United States and the European Union, with specific reference to the need to balance free speech interests against the protection of personal privacy. It considers some of the cyber-victimization laws that have been implemented and may work alongside privacy protections to prevent harm caused by incursions into an individual’s private online space. It also examines ways in which online privacy incursions can spill over into the physical world and cause tangible harm to victims.
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