Confidential Information Sources: Public and Private / Edition 2

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Overview

This edition includes the effects of massive computerization on the collection, storage, and reporting of personal data. For investigations and back-ground checks of any type, this outstanding volume tells how to hire reliable employees, sell to solvent customers, and purchase from reliable vendors. Carroll also examines troubling issues of ethics, accuracy, and privacy in our age of electronic information transfer.

Discusses the way the nation collects, stores, and uses personal information.
Addresses the ethical questions about how personal data should be used.
Highlights the changes in information collection brought about by computers.

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Editorial Reviews

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This updated edition examines technical progress made in information processing, storage, and retrieval, and reports the impact of massive computerization, which has greatly increased the size and accessibility of personal data banks. The material from the first edition, published more than 15 years ago and based on information Carroll developed in the early 1970s, is contrasted with the new material presented, highlighting the erosion of privacy rights and the growth of power wielded by computers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750690188
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 7/1/1991
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

John M. Carroll is Professor of Computer Science, Education, and Psychology, and Director of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction, at Virginia Tech. He has written more than 250 technical papers, more than 25 conference plenary addresses, and 12 books. He serves on 10 editorial boards for journals and handbooks, has won the Rigo Career Achievement Award from ACM, received the Silver Core Award from IFIP, and is a member of the CHI Academy.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Personal Records: An Overview
Investigatory Credit Reporting Agencies
Law Enforcement Information Systems
In-File Reporting Agencies
Credit Card Security
Motor Vehicle and Other Government Records
Medical Records
Student Records
Personnel Investigations
The Issue of Privacy
Appendices
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