A Behavioural Understanding of Privacy and its Implications for Privacy Law

  title={A Behavioural Understanding of Privacy and its Implications for Privacy Law},
  author={Kirsty Hughes},
  journal={Law \& Society: Private Law eJournal},
  • Kirsty Hughes
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Law, Computer Science
  • Law & Society: Private Law eJournal
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