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Privacy and the Digital State: Balancing Public Information and Personal Privacy
     

Privacy and the Digital State: Balancing Public Information and Personal Privacy

by Alan Charles Raul, Progress and Freedom Foundation Staff (Contribution by)
 
The September Terrorist Attacks have highlighted the tension between the values of personal privacy and societal openness, says Raul. He argues that privacy is inherently relative, and is always balanced alongside other social necessities such as other compelling rights guaranteed by the US Constitution, the interest of the public in broad disclosure of and access to

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The September Terrorist Attacks have highlighted the tension between the values of personal privacy and societal openness, says Raul. He argues that privacy is inherently relative, and is always balanced alongside other social necessities such as other compelling rights guaranteed by the US Constitution, the interest of the public in broad disclosure of and access to government records, and the desire to foster an efficient and productive economy and other socially useful activities. He is a member of The Progress and Freedom Foundation, which produced the volume. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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'A thoughtful analysis of a thorny problem. Balancing privacy and the need to know in an open society has been made much harder and more complicated by digital-age technology. Alan Raul helps us find a way through the thicket.'
Evan Thomas, Newsweek
'Protecting the privacy personal information in the Internet era has become the hottest issue in Washington. Alan Raul does a brilliant job charting that mine field, dissecting the legal arguments and showing which issues require vigorous government action, and which don't. This book is a must read for anyone with a Social Security number.'
Alan Murray, author of The Wealth of Choices

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792375845
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Pages:
148

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