Privacy in the Information Age

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Facts On File, 2006 - 314 стор.
Praise for the previous edition:
"From the publisher's Library in a Book series, a guide to researching a topic that has been getting a lot of attention lately."—Booklist

"Well organized and written in approachable style, the book is highly recommended for all levels as a reference or introductory research tool."—Choice

"An important resource for any library in which privacy issues are investigated."—Library Journal

Privacy can mean different things to different people. It can mean seclusion, or it could mean the ability to control access to personal information. Most Americans expect that a letter will get to its destination unopened and that no one will be allowed to secretly listen in on phone calls without a court order. If the police suspect someone has committed a crime, they have to obtain a warrant from a judge before searching the person's home. Besides protecting specific places and activities, privacy can also mean protection for intimacy and family life, and indeed, the right to make decisions about whether to have a family, without interference from the government. In a society where communication and information technology are central to economic and social life, many privacy advocates feel that the right of people to control how information about them is obtained and used is deeply intertwined with the experience of autonomy and liberty.

Privacy in the Information Age, Revised Edition provides readers with clear and essential information needed to define, understand, and research this important issue. The text and chronology have been updated to include appropriate events and policy changes since the publication of the original edition. Also, the annotated bibliography, an integral part of the Library in a Book series, has been updated to include sources published or posted on the Internet since the first edition. This book serves as a lively reference resource and useful research guide to help all those interested in issues related to privacy in the information age, including policymakers, administrators, and attorneys, as well as teachers, students, parents, and the general public.

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In a world in which information on individuals is available quickly, cheaply, and easily, interest in privacy rights is growing. Both theoretical and practical, this book does a creditable job of ... Читати огляд повністю

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Про автора (2006)

Harry Henderson worked in the library field after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley. For the past 20 years, he has been a professional writer and editor. Henderson is the author or coauthor of more than 30 books. Among his numerous publications are Power of the News Media; Capital Punishment, Third Edition; Terrorist Challenge to America; Campaign and Election Reform; Drug Abuse; Gun Control, Revised Edition; and Global Terrorism, Revised Edition, all of which are titles in Facts On File's Library in a Book series.

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