Electronic Information and The Law
Overview"...an excellent overview and quick reference guide." - Marco Nesbeth, Ethos June 2012 "This book is of interest to inhouse and private practice legal advisers who are involved with the management of electronic information...(p)rivacy lawyers and inhouse counsel (and) ... Â a valuable resource to students and information technology professionals ..." Â - Philip Aitken, Law Institute Journal, October 2012 "This book provides a thorough and thought-provoking analysis of the relevant problems associated with different forms of electronic information ... how they are dealt with by the law ... and direction for the way forward. - Andrew Trotter, (2012) 32 Queensland Lawyer 165 Â Electronic Information and the Law provides essential and practical guidance to the law relating to electronic information as it occurs in many different spheres of our work and community. Â In this innovative new work, Professor Margaret Jackson and Marita Shelly: Identify the different forms and categories of electronic information and interaction,Â discuss problems associated with these, andÂ outline the law that is relevant to those problems. The authors bring together subjects usually treated in separate texts to explore legal frameworks that exist for electronic information, how organisations handle information, how we communicate electronically and e-government activities. This work is an excellent guide to have at hand, capturing the challenges and issues facing oneâ€™s clients as they use electronic services in their day-to-lives. For both lawyers and non-legal professionals, particularly those working in IT and their managers, it provides an introduction to each issue, followed with analysis of legal risks and obligations and a discussion of key case law and legislation. Readers can access consolidated guidance on the legal risks across a range of contexts, including:Â e-banking, electronic discovery, identity theft, copyright risks for ISP Providers, data protection, web accessibility, cross-border privacy challenges, and privacy issues relating to electronic health records. Electronic Information and the Law provides a much-needed overview of an ever-evolving field of law. Privacy lawyers, in-house counsel, students, information technology managers and professionals will find this work to be an invaluable resource in their day-to-day work.