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Technology and Privacy: The New Landscape

With contributions by:

  • Philip E. Agre
  • Victoria Bellotti
  • Colin J. Bennett
  • Herbert Burkert
  • Simon G. Davies
  • David H. Flaherty
  • Robert Gellman
  • Viktor Mayer-Schonberger
  • David J. Phillips
  • Rohan Samarajiva
  • "The erosion of privacy is of concern to all Americans. This book provides a valuable framework for readers of many disciplines and will clarify the issues we need to address." - Caroline Kennedy, co-author of The Right to Privacy

    Technology and Privacy: The New Landscape

    (hardbound only)
    ISBN: 026201162X
    332 pages, $45.00
    Order from Powell's Books

    Also available:

    Litigation Under the Federal
    Open Government Laws 2004

    Privacy Law Sourcebook 2003

    Privacy & Human Rights 2003

    Public Voice WSIS Sourcebook

    Litigation Under the Federal
    Open Government Laws 2002

    Privacy & Human Rights 2002

    Filters and Freedom 2.0

    Cryptography and Liberty 2000

    Consumer Law Sourcebook 2000

    Privacy is the capacity to negotiate social relationships by controlling access to personal information. As laws, policies, and technological design increasingly structure people's relationships with social institutions, individual privacy faces new threats and new opportunities. Over the last several years, the realm of technology and privacy has been transformed, creating a landscape that is both dangerous and encouraging. Significant changes include large increases in communications bandwidths; the widespread adoption of computer networking and public-key cryptography; mathematical innovations that promise a vast family of protocols for protecting identity in complex transactions; new digital media that support a wide range of social relationships; a new generation of technologically sophisticated privacy activists; a massive body of practical experience in the development and application of data-protection laws; and the rapid globalization ofmanufacturing, culture, and policy making.

    The essays in this book provide a new conceptual framework for the analysis and debate of privacy policy and for the design and development of information systems. The authors are international experts in the technical, economic, and political aspects of privacy; the book's strength is its synthesis of the three. The book provides equally strong analyses of privacy issues in the United States, Canada, and Europe.