The World Legal Information Institute (WLII) is currently expanding its International Privacy Law Library after receiving a grant of funds from the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner, according to a recent press release. The Library is the world’s largest freely accessible, searchable collection of materials related to data protection and privacy law, and contains over 8,500 items from the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, and elsewhere. The types of materials available include case law, legislation, international agreements, and secondary sources. For a detailed description of the Library’s search capabilities, see its user guide.
WLII is a member of a collective of legal information projects known as the Free Access to Law Movement (FALM), which aims to make legal information freely available online. This movement began in 1992 with the creation of Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, a resource that will be familiar to most lawyers and law students. Since then, FALM has expanded to include 54 member institutions from countries around the world. You can read more about FALM on the organization’s website.