Jul 302013
 
 July 30, 2013  Non-U.S.

Peter Fleischer writes:

Modern privacy law was invented over a century ago in the United States, was re-discovered in post-war-Europe, and is now spreading around the world.  Privacy laws have historically been built on three foundations:  1)  democracy,  2)  rule of law, and  3)  respect for fundamental human rights.

So, what should we make of the fact that a rogue’s gallery of autocratic countries, with neither rule of law, nor respect for fundamental human rights, are starting to pass privacy laws?

Take the example of Russia.  Last month, at the same time that Putin’s regime ratified an international framework of privacy law, known as Convention of Europe 108, it also launched its war on gays. 

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