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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Privacy boundaries in digital space: an exercise in responsibilisation
Author(s): Egan, Mo
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Keywords: Privacy
data protection
Issue Date: 5-Jul-2022
Date Deposited: 1-Aug-2022
Citation: Egan M (2022) Privacy boundaries in digital space: an exercise in responsibilisation. Information and Communications Technology Law.
Abstract: In digital space, the boundaries of privacy are often amorphous, symptomatic of human actors’ developing relationship with virtual spaces. As a result, those with little exposure to digital space may simply transplant their ‘real world’ expectations, whereas those who immerse themselves may assimilate a new perspective on privacy. Firstly, this paper considers the need for comparative research in the privacy field. Secondly, it reflects on the utility of Altman’s and Hughes’ theories of privacy regulation in the context of digital space. Thirdly, it discusses how privacy interference has been addressed by UK and South African law, focusing on the evolution of data protection. Fourthly, it reflects on the legal implications of the fracturing of responsibility between state and non-state actors. And, lastly, it draws out the consequences of such responsibilisation and how these relate to Altman and Hughes’ work.
DOI Link: 10.1080/13600834.2022.2097046
Rights: © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
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