Textbook Key

F: Foundations of Information Privacy and Data Protection

US: U.S. Private-sector Privacy

C: Canadian Privacy

E: European Privacy

G: U.S. Government Privacy

IT: Privacy in Information Technology

M: Privacy Program Management

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Also called the Human Rights Declaration, the declaration recognized the universal values and traditions of inherent dignity, freedom, justice and peace. It was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December 1948. In December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This declaration formally announced that “[n]o one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence [.]” The statement was intended to encompass a wide range of conduct, as evidenced by Article 12 of the Declaration, which describes both the territorial and the communications notions of privacy.

Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: F3; C2-3; E4, 15

Associated term(s): Declaration of Human Rights