The Electronic Privacy Papers: Documents on the Battle for Privacy in the Age of Surveillance

The Electronic Privacy Papers: Documents on the Battle for Privacy in the Age of Surveillance

by Bruce Schneier, David Banisar
     
 

A collection of previously unreleased documents dealing with privacy in the Information Age.

Trying to keep up with the advancements in cryptography and digital telephony, the government has advocated controversial new tools that will allow them to monitor electronic communications. On the other side of the spectrum, privacy advocates are vehemently opposed to any

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Overview

A collection of previously unreleased documents dealing with privacy in the Information Age.

Trying to keep up with the advancements in cryptography and digital telephony, the government has advocated controversial new tools that will allow them to monitor electronic communications. On the other side of the spectrum, privacy advocates are vehemently opposed to any government monitoring whatsoever. This book is a carefully selected and annotated collection of documents from both the government and the industry, enabling readers to fully understand governmental policies and how these will impact individuals and companies involved with the Internet.

Editorial Reviews


Fatbrain Review: This is a compilation of previously classified or leaked government papers, industry documents and statements obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The emphasis of the publication is on individual and corporate privacy issues versus the needs and requirements of government surveillance within the context of public policy and delivery of electronic (online) information. It looks at regulatory and technical issues, rationale, legal foundations and limits. The book reviews wiretapping policies and public attitudes. It examines the surveillance lobby, the government`s digital telephony proposal, and public response. Other papers present the evolution and ongoing battle over cryptographic control of data communication, the government`s clipper proposal, and public response to desktop surveillance. Additional articles investigate cryptographic export controls, software key escrow, and analyze encryption provisions. The publication includes excerpts from the House Judiciary Committee report on digital telephony and text of the bill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471122975
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Pages:
747
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.83(d)

Meet the Author

BRUCE SCHNEIER is President of Counterpane Systems, a cryptography and data security firm. He is the author of Applied Cryptography (Wiley) and a contributing editor with Dr. Dobb's Journal.

DAVID BANISAR is an attorney with the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), editor of The International Privacy Bulletin, and contributing editor with Privacy Times.

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