Prying Eyes: Privacy in the Twenty-First Century

Prying Eyes: Privacy in the Twenty-First Century

by Betsy Kuhn

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Some people worry that in today's high-tech world, we are losing our privacy, just like the citizens in George Orwell's classic novel 1984. Prying Eyes takes a balanced look at the advantages of technology—from anticrime surveillance cameras to Gobal Positioning Systems—and the ways it may be threatening our privacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822571797
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Series: Exceptional Social Studies Titles for Upper Grades
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Betsy Kuhn lives in Maryland with her husband and twin sons. She is also the author of The Race for Space: The United States and the Soviet Union Compete for the New Frontier.

Table of Contents

Introduction     5
Say "Cheese": Privacy, Cameras, and Video Surveillance     19
It Had to Be You: DNA and Other Biometrics     31
U R Here: RFID and GPS Technology     51
"At the Schoolhouse Gate": Students and Privacy     65
"Sacred Secrets": Health-Care Privacy     81
Privacy on the Job     91
Data, Data Everywhere: Privacy and Commercial Data     103
Privacy and the War on Terror     115
Conclusion: Is Privacy Going, Going, Gone?     131
Glossary     138
Source Notes     140
Selected Bibliography     148
Further Reading and Websites     149
Landmark Federal Privacy Legislation     152
Landmark U.S. Suppreme Court Cases Concerning Privacy     155
Index     157

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