28 October 2006

Call for papers: Special Issue on “Identity, Privacy and New Technologies”

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management (IJIPM)

Call for papers: Special Issue on “Identity, Privacy and New Technologies”

Guest Editors: Rebecca Wong, Nottingham Trent University, UK and Joseph Savirimuthu, University of Liverpool, UK.

The impact of new technologies on privacy has generated extensive coverage amongst the legal academy. This issue aims to chart a new direction for scholarship. Our primary interest is in defining the emerging models for identity management where sophisticated technology is arguably reconfiguring the boundaries of private and public spaces. Do we mean the same things when we talk about identity management as opposed to privacy?

The insights generated from this question will help us frame the governance issues and their relevance for national, regional and globalised views of identity. Can the EU practice under the Data Protection framework provide an exemplary model? The Orwellian conception of privacy invasions has long been a spectre in the debates governing the normative foundations of law. Do we need a different discourse? From an institutional or cultural perspective, can self-regulation assist in defining norms and values that act as curbs on privacy invasive technologies?

Contributions are invited from scholars, practitioners and industry for papers which advance our understanding of identity management in general, and more specifically models of governance that can be used to generate insights for policymaking and rulemaking. To what extent are the current laws sufficient in protecting the identity/privacy of individuals and what are the tensions that exist in protecting privacy/data protection within the online environment?

The purpose of this issue is to address the intersection between identity, privacy and technology, discussing the challenges that face policy makers, legislators, technologists and society as a whole. Subjects to be considered include the freedom of expression, data protection laws and the role of technologies.

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, please see the Journal Call for Papers website.

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