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Online Privacy: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)by Robert Gellman
Synopses & Reviews
Rampant violation of online privacy is a problem of epic proportions—and impossible to stamp out. Online Privacy: A Reference Handbook provides a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand investigation of the history of and controversies surrounding online privacy. It overviews the most critical issues involving topics such as social networking and online medical records. Along the way, this book shares insights and information from experts active in the field and exposes many misconceptions about what is and isn't considered private in the online world.
Authors Dixon and Gellman begin with an overview of online privacy that elucidates why this 21st century issue is so critical. They provide key guideposts throughout the book that allow readers to grasp these complex and ever-changing issues, addressing topics that include what comprises online privacy today, what protections exist in current law, and current challenges in international online privacy. The authors also present practical expert advice, providing measures and strategies that readers can take to protect themselves.
Book News Annotation:
After a chapter describing historical and social issues related to online privacy, this work by Gellman (privacy consultant) and Dixon (World Privacy Forum) functions primarily as a reference text. Much of the focus is on the legal status in the US of data protection on the Internet. This is interspersed with a chronology of online privacy developments and brief biographical sketches. An extensive list of resources, both in print and online, is also presented. The volume is most appropriate for an undergraduate library. A glossary is included. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Internet is great—until someone hacks your accounts or otherwise violates your privacy. This expert book provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of the key issues and risks relative to online privacy and explains how to counter those risks with solutions everyone needs to know.
• Provides a rich overview of online privacy issues as they have developed over the past 20 years and as they are developing today
• Provides a simplified pathway to understanding privacy's highly complex legal, technological, and policy issues
• Gathers and analyzes the core issues and tensions in online privacy, such as opt-in, data retention, First Amendment rights versus privacy rights, and self regulation
• Highlights key individuals and organizations in online privacy
• Illustrative source materials from leading privacy institutions, government, and academia, including research reports, legal cases, laws, regulations, treaties, and codes of conduct
• A first-of-its kind chronology of online privacy events, people, organizations, key publications, and agreements
• Biographies of key individuals and organizations relative to online privacy
• An up-to-date glossary of hundreds of online privacy terms
• A substantial reference section including sound clips, video, and other interactive privacy materials
Abuses of online privacy are rampant. Online Privacy: A Reference Handbook can help insure you don't become a victim. This easy-to-understand book provides a comprehensive overview of the most critical issues revolving around such topics as social networking and online medical records. Along the way, it shares insights and information from experts active in the field and exposes many misconceptions about what is and isn't considered private in the online world.
Peppered with key guideposts that will help readers grasp these complex and ever-changing issues, this guide is a simple and quick reference. It begins with an overview of online privacy and why it is so critical. Other topics include what comprises online privacy today, what protections exist in current law, and even international online privacy. The authors also present a discussion of controversies related to online privacy, as well as expert advice on steps readers can take to protect themselves.
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