Author: Wolfgang Sofsky
Publisher: Princeton University Press
"Dramatically demonstrating how much privacy we have already surrendered, Sofsky describes a day in the life of an average modern citizen - in other words, a person under almost constant scrutiny. He also briefly traces the changing status of privacy from ancient Rome to today, explains how liberty and freedom of thought depend on privacy, and points to some of the places where privacy is under greatest threat, from health to personal space."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Linda D. Koontz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
The centerpiece of the fed. gov¿t¿s. legal framework for privacy protection, The Privacy Act of 1974, provides safeguards for information maintained by fed. agencies. In addition, the E-Gov¿t. Act of 2002 requires fed. agencies to conduct privacy impact assessments for systems of collections containing personal information. This report determines whether laws and guidance consistently cover the fed. gov¿t¿s. collection and use of personal information and incorporates key privacy principles. This report identifies options for addressing these issues. To achieve these objectives, the author obtained an operational perspective from fed. agencies, and consulted an expert panel convened by the Nat. Acad. of Sciences. Includes recommendations. Illus.
Author: Eric Barendt
Privacy is a complex and controversial right. The essays in this book address fundamental issues about its value and how best it may be defined. Some of them examine its importance and scope in the context of the information society in which both government and business acquire ever more knowledge about the conduct and attitudes of individuals. Others address the use of privacy to protect the rights of women and to protect individuals against the media.
Author: Garret Keizer
Offers a literary analysis of today's world where privacy has become subject to such factors as surveillance cameras and instant online networking, considering the moral dimensions of privacy in relation to choice and equality.
Author: Gina Marie Stevens, Charles Doyle
Publisher: Nova Publishers
In an age where electronic communications are changing in front of our eyes, the potential to do harm using mobile phones, satellite telephones and other means of communications rivals the good they do. On the other hand, law enforcement needs up-to-date tools (laws) to cope with the advances, the population must be protected from undue intrusions on their privacy. This book presents an overview of federal law governing wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping. It includes a selective bibliography fully indexed for easy access.
Author: Ted Gottfried
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Demonstrating privacy issues and their wide ranging infiltration in the media, educational systems, private life, law, and more, an examination of a heated issue offers arguments for both sides. By the author of Gun Control and Libya.
Author: Gina Marie Stevens
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
An overview of fed. law governing wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping. It also appends citations to state law in the area and contains a biblio. of legal commentary as well as the text of the Electronic Commun. Privacy Act (ECPA) and the Foreign Intell. Surveillance Act. The gov¿t. has been given narrowly confined authority to engage in electronic surveillance, conduct physical searches, install and use pen registers and trap and trace devices for law enforcement purposes under the ECPA and for purposes of foreign intelligence gathering under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. This report includes a brief summary of the expired Protect America Act, and of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008.
Author: Martin Dowding
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
This book fills a very important gap in policy analysis by addressing, among other topics, such concerns as how information and communication technologies have changed our conceptions about privacy and the variety of possible options for the future of privacy.
Author: Patricia Meyer Spacks
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Exploring eighteenth century concerns about privacy, this examination of scrutiny and social pressure looks at diaries, autobiographies, poems and works of pornography in order to show the possibilities of privacy, and its social repercussions.
Author: John G. Francis, Leslie P. Francis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
We live more and more of our lives online; we rely on the internet as we work, correspond with friends and loved ones, and go through a multitude of mundane activities like paying bills, streaming videos, reading the news, and listening to music. Without thinking twice, we operate with the understanding that the data that traces these activities will not be abused now or in the future. There is an abstract idea of privacy that we invoke, and, concrete rules about our privacy that we can point to if we are pressed. Nonetheless, too often we are uneasily reminded that our privacy is not invulnerable-the data tracks we leave through our health information, the internet and social media, financial and credit information, personal relationships, and public lives make us continuously prey to identity theft, hacking, and even government surveillance. A great deal is at stake for individuals, groups, and societies if privacy is misunderstood, misdirected, or misused. Popular understanding of privacy doesn't match the heat the concept generates. With a host of cultural differences as to how privacy is understood globally and in different religions, and with ceaseless technological advancements, it is an increasingly complex topic. In this clear and accessible book, Leslie and John G. Francis guide us to an understanding of what privacy can mean and why it is so important. Drawing upon their extensive joint expertise in law, philosophy, political science, regulatory policy, and bioethics, they parse the consequences of the forfeiture, however great or small, of one's privacy.
Author: Jon L Mills
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The disturbing reality of contemporary life is that technology has laid bare the private facts of most people's lives. Email, cell phone calls, and individual purchasing habits are no longer secret. Individuals may be discussed on a blog, victimized by an inaccurate credit report, or have their email read by an employer or government agency without their knowledge. Government policy, mass media, and modern technology pose new challenges to privacy rights, while the law struggles to keep up with the rapid changes. Privacy: The Lost Right evaluates the status of citizens' right to privacy in today's intrusive world. Mills reviews the history of privacy protections, the general loss of privacy, and the inadequacy of current legal remedies, especially with respect to more recent privacy concerns, such as identity theft, government surveillance, tabloid journalism, and video surveillance in public places. Mills concludes that existing regulations do not adequately protect individual privacy, and he presents options for improving privacy protections.
Author: Noël Merino
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
This must-have book richly examines privacy issues. Readers will evaluate the issues of privacy and security, privacy and technology, privacy and sexuality and reproduction, and privacy and the public interest. Primary sources, including speeches and government documents, join essays from international sources to provide a truly panoramic view. Helpful features include an annotated table of contents, a world map and country index, a bibliography and a subject index.
Author: Sally Ramage
The right to privacy, or the right to private life, is at the heart of individual freedom and the right to be free from arbitrary government interference. The United Kingdom, although part of the European Union, has privacy issues unlike EU member states of Germany and France, for example, and yet the UK Press has much more freedom compared to the ordinary citizen. This book (published in 2007) follows on from the author's 2004 book titled "Civil Liberties in England and Wales." Privacy is a contemporary topic of law and some might even say, the hottest civil liberties topic. The UK government has before Parliament "The Serious Crimes Bill 2007," one part of which will attempt to establish a super police database of all UK citizens' information and another part of which will attempt to make the interrogation of business files on personnel a legal compulsion. The UK government also has "The Interception Of Communication (As Evidence) Bill 2007" before parliament. It is therefore fitting that the subject of privacy is aired.