Privacy in the Information Age / Edition 2

Privacy in the Information Age / Edition 2

by Harry Henderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816056978

ISBN-13: 9780816056972

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

Privacy in the Information Age examines the growing controversy of diminishing privacy as advancements in computer technology facilitate the monitoring and collection of information from people's daily lives. Everything from medical records to e-mail correspondence and financial statements can be reviewed by other people without the knowledge or consent of those whose

Overview

Privacy in the Information Age examines the growing controversy of diminishing privacy as advancements in computer technology facilitate the monitoring and collection of information from people's daily lives. Everything from medical records to e-mail correspondence and financial statements can be reviewed by other people without the knowledge or consent of those whose information it is. These records can also be stored in database files. Eventually, all aspects of an individual's life may be gathered in a single computer file. While this could be a powerful and useful tool, it raises many questions. Who has the right to this information? How can one control what sort of information is being collected and whether or not that information is accurate? Author Harry Henderson examines the history of how technology has created this dilemma and discusses the current status of privacy laws.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816056972
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Library in a Book Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Part IOverview of the Topic
Chapter 1Introduction to Privacy in the Information Age3
Chapter 2The Law of Privacy40
Chapter 3Chronology86
Chapter 4Biographical Listing93
Chapter 5Glossary99
Part IIGuide to Further Research
Chapter 6How to Research Privacy Issues109
Chapter 7Annotated Bibliography123
Chapter 8Organizations and Agencies193
Appendices
Appendix AU.S. Supreme Court Ruling: Katz v. United States, 1967205
Appendix BFreedom of Information Act211
Appendix CPrivacy Act of 1974223
Appendix DFair Credit Reporting Act241
Index248

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