Surveillance, Privacy, and the Globalization of Personal Information: International Comparisons

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Covering a range of countries from China, Japan, Brazil, and Mexico to the United States, Canada, Spain, France, and Hungary, this volume reveals the similarities and differences among populations in their reactions to the surveillance era and in the amount each knows about government monitoring. Topics deal with pertinent issues such as global, national, and local transfer of personal information about citizens' financial transactions, work, and travel. The authors also analyse the collaboration of government and the private sector in the collection and transfer of private information. A remarkable resource in understanding attitudes towards surveillance, security, and privacy, Surveillance, Privacy, and the Globalization of Personal Information is indispensable for anyone curious about what governments, the private sector, and citizens know about each other.

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About the author (2010)

Elia Zureik is a professor emeritus of Sociology at Queen's University.
L. Lynda Harling Stalker is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at St. Francis Xavier University.
Emily Smith is a research associate at the Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen's University.
David Lyon is professor, Queen's Research Chair, Department of Sociology, and director of the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen's University.
Yolande E. Chan is a professor at the Queen's School of Business.

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