Encyclopedia of Privacy, Volumes 1-2

Encyclopedia of Privacy, Volumes 1-2

William G. Staples


Writing of their recognized Harvard legislation Review article of 1890, Louis Brandeis and Samuel Warren asserted what many have one of the main adored American values: the perfect to be not to mention. but during this post-9/11 international, own privateness is extra threatened than ever. This publication presents scholars and common readers a accomplished review of privateness in modern the US. integrated are a few 225 alphabetically prepared entries written through greater than a hundred specialist members. Entries disguise such issues because the united states PATRIOT act, abortion rights, wiretapping, telemarketing, id robbery, DNA databases, net and e mail privateness, and various different matters. Entries cite works for additional interpreting, and the Encyclopedia closes with a bibliography of books, web content, companies, and films.

New threats to privateness have arisen within the face of competing social, political, and financial calls for, quick technological switch, and an intrusive and voyeuristic mass media. voters are barraged each day with tales of company info mining, executive surveillance courses, identification robbery, and laptop hacking of private info. for this reason, voters have gotten more and more inquisitive about their own privateness in addition to their privateness rights.

This encyclopedia, the 1st of its variety, comprehensively overviews numerous elements of privateness all through U.S. historical past, together with major criminal instances, occasions, legislation, organisations, participants, expertise, and phrases. With a few 225 alphabetically prepared entries written by way of greater than a hundred top students and specialists within the box, this inclusive and authoritative paintings will entice these attracted to either historic and modern notions of privateness within the usa. Readers will examine of the importance of expertise in today's society, its invaluable and destructive results on citizens' privateness, and what to anticipate sooner or later. Entries cite print and digital assets, and the Encyclopedia closes with a list of books, enterprises, web pages, movies, and different resources of information.

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