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Information Technology Law

Information Technology Law (9th edn)

Ian J. Lloyd
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date: 14 July 2024

p. 1147. Sectoral aspects of data protectionlocked

p. 1147. Sectoral aspects of data protectionlocked

  • Ian J. LloydIan J. LloydFormerly Senior Specialist, HSU, National Research University, Russian Federation and Visiting Professor, Open University of Tanzania


This chapter considers the application of data protection principles within the media and electronic communications sectors. In both areas, the operation of data protection principles has been contentious. Data protection issues are principally concerned with the application of what might be regarded as ‘traditional’ data protection principles in the context of activities where different priorities might legitimately be identified. In some respects, media processing might be compared with law enforcement agencies. Digging out the truth about the unsavoury activities of powerful elements in society might well require the use of tactics and techniques that would be regarded as unfair in more general contexts.

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