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ISBN: 9781552213766-04

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Protecting Children’s Privacy in Virtual-World Games

From: Privacy Rights in the Global Digital Economy


Discusses the issue of protecting children’s privacy in virtual-world games, arguing for the importance of regulating smart advertising in virtual-world games by evaluating both the Canadian and American approaches to the issue. Paths to justice in virtual-world games and the lessons from legal consciousness research on e-finance are also touched upon.


Lesley A. Jacobs

Les Jacobs is professor of law and society and political science, and director of the Institute for Social Research at York University. He is also executive director of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, the country’s leading pan-Canadian think tank devoted to access-to-justice issues, housed at Osgoode Hall Law School. He has held a range of distinguished visiting appointments at other universities, including Harvard Law School; the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies; the Law Commission of Canada; the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Toronto; Emory University; and Waseda Law School, Tokyo. His many other books include Rights and Deprivation (1993); The Democratic Politics of Vision (1997); Pursuing Equal Opportunities (2004); Balancing Competing Human Rights in a Diverse Society (2012); and Linking Global Trade and Human Rights: New Policy Space in Hard Economic Times (2014).

Nachshon Goltz

Nachshon Goltz is a PhD student in the Graduate Program in Law at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.