Title

Privacy, the Internet and transborder data flows - An Australian perspective

Date of this Version

1-1-2010

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Published Version.

Svantesson, D.J.B. (2010). Privacy, the Internet and transborder data flows - An Australian perspective. Masaryk University journal of law and technology, 4(1), 1-20.

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2010 HERDC submission. FoR Code: 180100

© Copyright Dan Jerker B. Svantesson, 2010

Abstract

Cross-border transfer of personal information is now more common than ever before. Indeed, modern technologies like the Internet would simply not work in the absence of such transfers. At the same time, cross-border transfer of personal information is associated with serious privacy risks.

Taking an Australian perspective, this paper examines how the law seeks to balance these two considerations – the need for transfer, and the need for privacy protection.

 

This document has been peer reviewed.