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Privacy in Peril: How We Are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience
     

Privacy in Peril: How We Are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience

by James B. Rule
 

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This probing account of the erosion of privacy in America shows that we are often unwitting, if willing, accomplices, providing personal data in exchange for security or convenience. The author shows that the personal data that we make available to virtually any organization for virtually any purpose is apt to surface elsewhere, applied to utterly different purposes.

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This probing account of the erosion of privacy in America shows that we are often unwitting, if willing, accomplices, providing personal data in exchange for security or convenience. The author shows that the personal data that we make available to virtually any organization for virtually any purpose is apt to surface elsewhere, applied to utterly different purposes. As long as we willingly accept the pursuit of profit or cutting government costs as sufficient reason for intensified scrutiny over our lives, then privacy will remain endangered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198042044
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/25/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
568 KB

Meet the Author

James B. Rule is Distinguished Affiliated Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California, Berkeley.

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