Privacy in the Post-NSA Era: Time for a Fundamental Revision?

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


Big Brother Watch and others have filed a complaint against the United Kingdom under the European Convention on Human Rights about a violation of Article 8, the right to privacy. It regards the NSA affair and UK-based surveillance activities operated by secret services. The question is whether it will be declared admissible and, if so, whether the European Court of Human Rights will find a violation. This article discusses three possible challenges for these types of complaints and analyses whether the current privacy paradigm is still adequate in view of the development known as Big Data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law: JIPITEC
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Privacy in the Post-NSA Era: Time for a Fundamental Revision?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this