The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (Google eBook)

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NYU Press, Dec 1, 2004 - Computers - 283 pages
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Seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, electronic databases are compiling information about you. As you surf the Internet, an unprecedented amount of your personal information is being recorded and preserved forever in the digital minds of computers. For each individual, these databases create a profile of activities, interests, and preferences used to investigate backgrounds, check credit, market products, and make a wide variety of decisions affecting our lives. The creation and use of these databases—which Daniel J. Solove calls “digital dossiers”—has thus far gone largely unchecked. In this startling account of new technologies for gathering and using personal data, Solove explains why digital dossiers pose a grave threat to our privacy.

The Digital Person sets forth a new understanding of what privacy is, one that is appropriate for the new challenges of the Information Age. Solove recommends how the law can be reformed to simultaneously protect our privacy and allow us to enjoy the benefits of our increasingly digital world.

The first volume in the series EX MACHINA: LAW, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY

  

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Fascinating stuff, but unfortunately a good bit of the material is dated as soon as it's printed. Read full review

Review: The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age

User Review  - Goodreads

Fascinating stuff, but unfortunately a good bit of the material is dated as soon as it's printed. Read full review

Contents

1 Introduction
1
i computer databases
11
ii public records
125
iii government access
163
12 Conclusion
223

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About the author (2004)

Daniel J. Solove is Associate Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is the co-author of Information Privacy Law.

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