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The Data Protection Paradigm for the Tort of Privacy in the Age of Big Data

Hannah Lim Yee Fen

(2015) 27 SAcLJ 789

It will be argued in this article that the legal scholarship on the common law tort of privacy in the US and some Commonwealth countries have not produced any meaningful concept of privacy appropriate for the age of big data. Due to the nature of digital information, a better paradigm for protection can be found in the European Union data protection regime. This article will also evaluate the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act (Act 26 of 2012) in this regard.