Legislating Privacy: Technology, Social Values, and Public Policy

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1995 - Political Science - 310 pages
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This book explores the dynamics of congressional policy formulation on privacy issues and explains why legislation has lagged so far behind technological development.
 

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Much as privacy has been an almost uniquely American concern, technology offers unique new ways of violating personal privacy. Regan (public affairs, George Mason Univ.) examines congressional ... Read full review

Contents

Privacy Technology and Public Policy
1
Privacy as a Philosophical and Legal Concept
24
Privacy in American Society
42
Information Privacy Recording Our Transactions
69
Communication Privacy Transmitting Our Messages
109
Psychological Privacy Evaluating Our Thoughts
144
Congress Privacy and Policy Decisions
174
Privacy and the Common Good Implications for Public Policy
212
Appendixes
245
Notes
257
Index
301
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Priscilla M. Regan is assistant professor of public affairs at George Mason University.

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