Rethinking Cyberlaw
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Rethinking Cyberlaw

A New Vision for Internet Law

Jacqueline Lipton

The rapid increase in Internet usage over the past several decades has led to the development of new and essential areas of legislation and legal study. Jacqueline Lipton takes on the thorny question of how to define the field that has come to be known variously as cyberlaw, cyberspace law or Internet law. Unlike much of the existing literature, this book tackles the question with the benefit of hindsight and draws on several decades of legal developments in the United States and abroad that help illustrate the scope of the field.
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Chapter 5: Digital privacy and cyber-victimization

Jacqueline Lipton


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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