The Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy

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Evan Selinger, Jules Polonetsky, Omer Tene
Cambridge University Press, Apr 2, 2018 - Law
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Businesses are rushing to collect personal data to fuel surging demand. Data enthusiasts claim personal information that's obtained from the commercial internet, including mobile platforms, social networks, cloud computing, and connected devices, will unlock path-breaking innovation, including advanced data security. By contrast, regulators and activists contend that corporate data practices too often disempower consumers by creating privacy harms and related problems. As the Internet of Things matures and facial recognition, predictive analytics, big data, and wearable tracking grow in power, scale, and scope, a controversial ecosystem will exacerbate the acrimony over commercial data capture and analysis. The only productive way forward is to get a grip on the key problems right now and change the conversation. That's exactly what Jules Polonetsky, Omer Tene, and Evan Selinger do. They bring together diverse views from leading academics, business leaders, and policymakers to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the new data economy.
 

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Contents

1Consumer Privacy and the Future of Society
The Pervasiveness and Value of Tracking
In Defense of Big Data Analytics
Education Technology and Student Privacy
Kirsten Martin and Katie Shilton
Face Recognition RealTime Identification and Beyond
Privacy Transparency and Community
Ethical and Legal Reservations about
The Federal Trade Commissionʼs Inner Privacy Struggle
Privacy and Human Behavior in the Information
Privacy Vulnerability and Affordance
Ethical Considerations When Companies Study and Fail
Algorithmic Discrimination vs Privacy
Children Privacy and the New Online Realities
Divergent Standards for
Applying Ethics When Using Data beyond Individualsʼ

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Evan Selinger is Professor of Philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he is also the Head of Research Communications, Community, and Ethics at the Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction, and Creativity. Evan is also a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum. His most recent book, co-written with Brett Frischmann, is Re-Engineering Humanity (Cambridge, forthcoming). Selinger's primary research is on the ethical and privacy dimensions of emerging technology. A strong advocate of public philosophy, he regularly writes for magazines, newspapers, and blogs, including The Guardian, The Atlantic,late, and Wired.

Jules Polonetskyerves as CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. FPF is supported by the chief privacy officers of more than 130 leading companies, several foundations, as well as by an advisory board comprised of the country's leading academics and advocates. Polonetsky's previous roles have included serving as Chief Privacy Officer at AOL and before that at DoubleClick, as Consumer Affairs Commissioner for New York City, as an elected New York State Legislator, and as an attorney.

Omer Tene is Vice President of Research and Education at the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is a consultant to governments, regulatory agencies and businesses on privacy, cybersecurity and data management. He is an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum. He comes from Israel where he was a Professor at the College of Management School of Law, Israel.

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