Privacy Law: A Primer by Prof Dato’ Salleh Buang


Privacy Law: A Primer by Prof Dato’ Salleh Buang

Author Prof Dato’ Salleh Buang
Publication Date Jun 2021
ISBN 9789672919568
Format Softcover + Ebook
Publisher Sweet & Maxwell


Privacy Law: A Primer teaches the fundamentals of privacy law in a clear and straightforward manner, as well as providing insightful discussions of new cases and commentary, as well as the most significant developments in the field of privacy law in Malaysia in recent years.

The elements of privacy law, the evolution of privacy law in England and Malaysia, information privacy, privacy of government information, email privacy, privacy in the digital age, aerial surveillance and the law for drones, camera in public places, identity theft, confidentiality of arbitration proceedings, criminal invasion of privacy, data privacy and protection, privacy for children, privacy issues for photo journalists, and privacy in the digital age are all covered in this book's 16 chapters. There are also key provisions of privacy statutes, as well as significant Malaysian decisions and those of important Commonwealth nations.

The author has used his extensive experience to develop a text that would help new legal practitioners, members of the general public, judges, judicial officers, lecturers, students, journalists, reporters, and other media professionals in Malaysia and overseas.

Key Features

  • Written in plain English to make the legal provisions governing the law of privacy understandable.
  • The numerous forms of privacy rights that are protected are examined.
  • Provides a useful and enlightening examination of key and fascinating privacy case law from Malaysia, other Commonwealth jurisdictions, and the United States, when applicable.
  • Discusses new developments in privacy law, such as privacy in the digital age, aerial surveillance and drone law, and identity theft.

TABLE OF CONTENTS of Privacy Law: A Primer

Chapter 1: What is Privacy
Chapter 2: Evolution of Privacy Law in England
Chapter 3: Evolution of Privacy Law in Malaysia
Chapter 4: Information Privacy
Chapter 5: Privacy of Government Information
Chapter 6: Email Privacy
Chapter 7: Privacy in the Digital Age
Chapter 8: Aerial Surveillance: Law for Drones
Chapter 9: Camera in Public Places
Chapter 10: Identity Theft
Chapter 11: Confidentiality of Arbitration Proceedings
Chapter 12: Criminal Invasion of Privacy
Chapter 13: Data Privacy and Protection
Chapter 14: Privacy of Children
Chapter 15: Privacy Issues for Photo Journalists
Chapter 16: Privacy in Islam

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