Privacy: A Very Short Introduction

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Privacy: A Very Short Introduction

Privacy A Very Short Introduction It is widely recognized that our privacy is under threat Electronic surveillance biometrics CCTV ID cards RFID codes online security encryption the interception of email the monitoring of empl

  • Title: Privacy: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Raymond Wacks
  • ISBN: 9780199556533
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is widely recognized that our privacy is under threat Electronic surveillance, biometrics, CCTV, ID cards, RFID codes, online security, encryption, the interception of email, the monitoring of employees all raise fundamental questions about privacy Legal expert Raymond Wacks here provides a compact introduction to this complex and controversial concept He explores tIt is widely recognized that our privacy is under threat Electronic surveillance, biometrics, CCTV, ID cards, RFID codes, online security, encryption, the interception of email, the monitoring of employees all raise fundamental questions about privacy 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 transactions and details about us The protection of personal data represents a classic instance of the law s struggle to keep abreast with technology, as the information revolution has spawned problems that test the ability of the law to provide adequate protection against abuse The book concludes that, while under attack from many quarters, privacy remains an essential human right, recognized as such by many international organizations.

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    1. บอมบุง พ่อยอดคะน้าอ่อน on said:

      ผมได้ยินเรื่องความเป็นส่วนตัวครั้งแรกๆ ตอนมีการค้านชุดกฎหมายเศรษฐกิจดิจิตอลความเป็นส่วนตัวได้รับการพูดถึงกันมาก รวมถึงความกังวลในการคุกคามหรือเข้าถึงข้อมูลส่วนตัวโดยภาค [...]

    2. Leah on said:

      I've usually found OUP's "A Very Short Introduction" series to be excellent as annotated bibliographies. But this one was disappointingly elementary.

    3. Leanne on said:

      This book is full of overly-complicated language and boring generic factoids about what should be a fascinating topic. For example (on the subject of DNA testing) "It raises too the intractable problem of the subject's blood relatives - and even partners and spouses - whose interest in learning of the data is far from trivial." Arrrrggh. Also, the author spends multiple chapters basically complaining that there is no definition of privacy and the different domains it includes, when there are ple [...]

    4. bks on said:

      It is not a book exclusively about Edward Snowden, or NSA data collection. It talks about privacy from both sides, its definition and its execution in the legal context. The book is hard to follow (with lots of jargon), if you are not from the humanity field. It takes more than one read to understand the context.

    5. Fatimah on said:

      الكتاب الأول الذي أنهيه من هذه السلسلة ذات اللغة الأكاديمية المتقدمة نسبيًا. الجزء الأول كان الأكثر متعة إذ يتحدث عن التكنولوجيا وأدوات التعقب الأجزاء الثانية أقل متعة ولكنها ليست أقل فائدة

    6. Bojan Tunguz on said:

      Privacy has increasingly been considered one of the major individual rights. And yet, until recently the right to privacy has not been explicitly defined in almost any legal framework. In the common law jurisdictions the right to privacy has largely been slipped into the law through some high-profile legal cases, of which the most famous instance has been the "Roe v. Wade" case in the United States. This case granted the legal right to abortion by inferring a right to privacy, which for a centur [...]

    7. Linda on said:

      Does a good job of reviewing many questions and dilemmas about what information about us should be kept private (why or why not? what constitutes a 'right to privacy', what is privacy?, etc.), how laws in Europe and the U.S. address the issue, and the many complications that surround the issue. The book can get dry, but the subject is one I think everyone, especially in these days of ever-lessening privacy, needs some awareness and consideration of.

    8. هدى جاسم on said:

      اول كتاب قرأته من السلسله كتاب جميل وعرفت اشياء لم اكن اعرفها من قبل كلما تتطور التكنلوجيا تقل الخصوصيه الفرد ويزداد الخطر الهكر والمخترقين والمراقبين على حياة الخاصه للافراد استغربت بان هناك قوانين مختلفه بكل بلد عن خصوصيه الافراد الخاصه والعامه وكل شي الكتاب جميل واستفد [...]

    9. Maximilian Klein on said:

      Dryer than VSI normally are. I learned that Privacy in a broad sense must be balanced with freedom of Speech. Although basically Wacks Raymond raised all the alarms about digital privacy in their typical ways. Struggled to finish, even though the topic is close to me.

    10. Yates Buckley on said:

      This book was a great overview of the field of Privacy, in particular from a legal point of view. However, the language is not easy, so the "short introduction" title may be misleading: it took me some time to read and appreciate.

    11. Leslie on said:

      Too much emphasis on legal aspects of privacy as it applies to both U.S. and UK. It was quite tedious.

    12. Salma Alhagry on said:

      "لقد ماتت الخصوصية؛ علينا أن نتكيف مع هذا." -سكوت ماكنيلي-

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