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About the Journal

International Data Privacy Law (IDPL) is a peer-reviewed journal that combines analytical excellence with a focus on issues of practical relevance. The journal is global in scope, and thus seeks to cover data protection and privacy law topics from around the world. Published four times a year, coverage includes:

  • full-length articles on major points of privacy and data protection law;
  • shorter articles and comment pieces on specific cases or legislative developments;
  • survey articles offering insight into various legislative regimes; and
  • book reviews and notes on recent publications.

Articles will have a focus on points of law, but may also, where appropriate, include discussion of the economic implications of the law, of policy and regulatory matters, and of the technical architecture of privacy.

Distinctive aspects of the journal's approach are:

  • the highest standards of legal analysis, applied to real world matters encountered in practice;
  • content chosen for its practical relevance;
  • a focus on global issues, or on the wider lessons that can be inferred from regional experiences;
  • concise and accessible presentation;
  • material made available online prior to distribution of print copies.

Drawing on the insights and experience of the editors, the journal also benefits from the active participation of an advisory board with members drawn from practice, academia, company privacy officers, and data protection and privacy regulators from around the world. The journal is designed to appeal to lawyers practising in the field; company privacy officers; academics interested in data protection and privacy law; and regulators.

Impact Factor

Year  Impact Factor 
2023 2.6
2022 2.1
2021 2.500
2020 2.667
2019 4.162

Data source:  2023 Journal Impact Factor™, from Clarivate, 2024

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