Library Highlights: Privacy & The Law


Offensive Internet

The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy, and Reputation

Saul Levmore (Editor)

KF390.5.C6 O344 2010

From the Publisher: In a field still dominated by a frontier perspective, this book has the potential to be a real game changer. Armed with example after example of harassment in Internet chat rooms and forums, the authors detail some of the vile and hateful speech that the current combination of law and technology has bred. The facts are then treated to analysis and policy prescriptions. Read this book and you will never again see the Internet through rose-colored glasses.

Nothing to Hide

Nothing To Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security

Daniel J. Solove

KF1262 .S663 2011

From the Publisher: In this concise and accessible book, Solove exposes the fallacies of many pro-security arguments that have skewed law and policy to favor security at the expense of privacy. Protecting privacy isn’t fatal to security measures; it merely involves adequate oversight and regulation.

Real ID Act

The Real ID Act: Privacy and Government Surveillance

William Eyre

KF4791 .E97 2011

From the Publisher: Eyre examines the Real ID Act in this context, as an example of laws passed since September 2001 restricting civil liberties. The Real ID Act facilitates the current and future surveillance regime. Real IDs and the database(s) to which they are linked represent a de facto national ID system facilitating monitoring citizens’ movements, speech and political activities when fully operational.

I know who you are and I saw what you did

I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy

Andrews, Lori

HM851 .A66 2011

From the Publisher: As leading expert on social networks and privacy Lori Andrews shows, through groundbreaking in-depth research and a host of stunning stories of abuses, as we work and chat and shop and date (and even sometimes have sex) over the Web, we are opening ourselves up to increasingly intrusive, relentless, and anonymous surveillance—by employers, schools, lawyers, the police, and aggressive data aggregator services that compile an astonishing amount of information about us and sell it to any and all takers.

Privacy in Context

Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life

Helen Nissenbaum

JC596.2.U6 N57 2010

From the Publisher: Arguing that privacy concerns should not be limited solely to concern about control over personal information, Helen Nissenbaum counters that information ought to be distributed and protected according to norms governing distinct social contexts—whether it be workplace, health care, schools, or among family and friends. She warns that basic distinctions between public and private, informing many current privacy policies, in fact obscure more than they clarify.

Privacy a very short introduction

Privacy: A Very Short Introduction

Raymond Wacks

JC596 .W33 2010

From the Publisher: Legal expert Raymond Wacks here provides a compact introduction to this complex and controversial concept. He explores the tension between free speech and privacy which is often tested by paparazzi, with their intrusive journalism and sensational disclosures of the private lives of celebrities. He also looks at laws in many nations that regulate the collection and use of personal information, whether highly sensitive– medical and financial information–or commonplace

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