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The Death of Privacy: The Battle for Personal Privacy in the Courts, the Media, and Society
     

The Death of Privacy: The Battle for Personal Privacy in the Courts, the Media, and Society

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by Gini Scott
 

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Today, personal privacy is becoming a thing of the past due to the information revolution, the intrusive gossip hungry media, and other social and technological developments making everyone's life an open book. As a result, individuals and organized groups have been fighting to create more privacy protections from those seeking to invade their privacy and learn

Overview

Today, personal privacy is becoming a thing of the past due to the information revolution, the intrusive gossip hungry media, and other social and technological developments making everyone's life an open book. As a result, individuals and organized groups have been fighting to create more privacy protections from those seeking to invade their privacy and learn information about them, which can quickly be spread worldwide due to the power of the Internet.

The Death of Privacy raises intriguing questions about an individual's desire for the right to privacy versus Big Brother's "right to know". For example:

  • May an employer inquire about an employee's personal history beyond details that may affect job performance?
  • Just how far can the press go in revealing anything about anyone?
  • Can the police demand to search your home or car as part of an official investigation in your neighborhood?
  • What privacy protection exists if your name and address are obtained by marketers and mailing list companies?
  • How do the "new technologies"-cellular phones, faxes, e-mail, computer bulletin boards-influence the overall future of privacy?

Dr. Gini Graham Scott, a nationally recognized expert on personal privacy and other related issues, gives a thoughtful overview of privacy battles in and out of the courtroom that have directly influenced what can remain private. In addition, this book shows the growing impact of print and broadcast media from the early privacy skirmishes generated by the press back in the late 1800s through the mid1990s, which turned today's media into tabloid journalism.

The Death of Privacy steers an objective course in explaining the varying views on both sides of the battles, while advocating the right of individuals to maintain as much personal privacy protection of possible. This book will be of importance to anyone who wants to understand the decline of personal privacy today, and will be of special interest to sociologists, legal and medical professionals, politicians, historians, and individual rights' advocates, still fighting for personal privacy today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462048328
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/13/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
404
File size:
540 KB

Meet the Author

GINI GRAHAM SCOTT, Ph.D., J.D., is a nationally known writer, consultant, speaker, and seminar/workshop leader, specializing in business and work relationships and in professional and personal development.

She has published over 50 books on diverse subjects, among them several books on social trends, including The Very Next New Thing and Playing the Lying Game. Her books on relationships in the workplace include A Survival Guide for Working With Humans...Managing Employees From Hell...And Working With Bad Bosses. Other books which deal with success and professional development include: The Empowered Mind, How to Harness the Creative Force Within You; Mind Power: Picture Your Way to Success; The Innovative Edge; and Want It, See It, Get It!. She has written several books on promoting and marketing your business, including: Top Secrets for Doing Your Own PR and Top Secrets for Using LinkedIn to Promote Your Business or Yourself.

She is founder and owner of Changemakers Publishing and Writing and Changemakers Productions, and has been a featured expert guest on hundreds of TV and radio shows, including Oprah and Good Morning America. Her Websites for writing are www.changemakerspublishingandwriting.com and for books is www.ginigrahamscott.com.

She does workshops and consults on publishing books and promoting one's business or oneself through the social and traditional media. She has a service which sends out press releases to the media - the PR and Networking Connect at www.prandnetworkingconnection.com.

Scott additionally writes screenplays, mostly in the crime, legal thriller, and sci-fi genres, including RICH AND DEAD, COKE AND DIAMONDS, DEADLY AFFAIR, FLARE UP, DEAD NO MORE, THE NEW CHILD, NEW IDENTITY, and DELUSION. She produced, directed, wrote, cast, and sometimes directed over 40 short films and trailers, which are www.changemakersproductions.com and at www.youtube.com/changemakersprod.

As a game and toy designer, Scott has over two dozen games with major game companies, including Hasbro, Pressman, and Mag-Nif. Two new games were introduced by Briarpatch in 2007.

She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California in Berkeley, a J.D. from the University of San Francisco Law School, and M.A.s in Anthropology; Mass Communications and Organizational/Consumer/Audience Behavior, and Popular Culture and Lifestyles from California State University, East Bay. She is getting an MS in Recreation and Tourism at Cal State.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its ok)) he smiled and nodded