Privacy, Anonymity and the Internet

Ian Lloyd

Much is written today about a diminution in the individualís expectation of privacy. This article will consider some of the legal aspects arising from modern data handling practices and suggest that rather than focusing attention on the somewhat abstract notion of privacy, attention might more productively be given to the question how far anonymity might be preserved.

Cite as: Ian Lloyd, Privacy, Anonymity and the Internet, vol 13.1 ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LAW, (March 2009), <>.

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