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Privacy in Peril: How We Are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience

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We are all accustomed to privacy horror stories, like identity theft, where stored personal data gets misdirected for criminal purposes. But we should worry less about the illegal uses of personal data, James B. Rule argues, and worry a lot more about the perfectly legal uses of our data by the government and private industry, uses which are far more widespread and far more dangerous to our interests than we'd ever suspect.

This provocative book takes readers on a probing, far-reaching tour of the erosion of privacy in American society, showing that we are often unwitting accomplices, providing personal data in exchange for security or convenience. The

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James B. Rule is Distinguished Affiliated Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California, Berkeley. A former fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, he is the

Synopsis:

A thought-provoking study reveals that legal uses of our personal information by the government and private industry are more widespread and more dangerous to our interests than we would ever suspect, in an incisive analysis of the erosion of privacy in American society.

Table of Contents

The making of an issue — The tensions of privacy and disclosure — Privacy regimes in turmoil — Blaming technology — The idea of privacy protection — Legislating privacy protection — Spreading shadows — Constraints and countercurrents — Government surveillance — Government surveillance in America — Parallels abroad — The coalescence of government surveillance — Conclusion — Personal data in the marketplace: credit, insurance and advertising — The United States : a virtually free market for personal information — Markets abroad : the American model versus privacy constraints — Surveillance in motion — Safe harbor — Some rare privacy victories — Conclusion — The future of privacy — Privacy protection : the official response — Privacy codes : a balance sheet — Origins of the conflict — The destination — Collapsing resistance? — "Needs," "purposes," and "consent" — Some uncomfortable futures — Ground to stand on — Conclusion: where do we go from here?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198042044
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Society.
Creator:
James B. Rule
Author:
James B. Rule
Author:
Rule, James B.
Subject:
Sociology | Law
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - General
Subject:
Sociology | Law and Society
Subject:
Privacy, right of
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Privacy, Right of -- United States.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Privacy.
Subject:
Politics-Covert Government and Conspiracy Theory
Subject:
Sociology | Law & Society
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20071025
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
232

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Law » Civil Liberties and Human Rights
History and Social Science » Law » Privacy
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

Privacy in Peril: How We Are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience
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Product details 232 pages Oxford University Press, USA - English 9780198042044 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , James B. Rule is Distinguished Affiliated Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California, Berkeley. A former fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, he is the
"Synopsis" by , A thought-provoking study reveals that legal uses of our personal information by the government and private industry are more widespread and more dangerous to our interests than we would ever suspect, in an incisive analysis of the erosion of privacy in American society.
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