Visions of Privacy: Policy Choices for the Digital Age

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Rebecca A. Grant, Colin John Bennett
University of Toronto Press, 1999 - Law - 288 pages
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As the world moves into the twenty-first century, cellular systems, high-density data storage, and the Internet are but a few of the new technologies that promise great advances in productivity and improvements in the quality of life. Yet these new technologies also threaten personal privacy. A surveillance society, in which the individual has little control over personal information, may be the logical result of deregulation, globalization, and a mass data-processing capacity. Consumers report increasing concern over erosion of personal privacy even as they volunteer personal information in exchange for coupons, catalogues, and credit. What kind of privacy future are we facing? In Visions of Privacy: Policy Choices for the Digital Age, some of the most prominent international theorists and practitioners in the field explore the impact of evolving technology on private citizens. The authors critically probe market, ethical, global, regulatory and advocacy issues, as each answers the question, 'How can we develop privacy solutions equal to the surveillance challenges of the future?'

 

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Contents

PREFACE
3
Past Present and Future DAVID
19
New Directions for Data Protection
68
Privacy and Individual Empowerment in the Interactive
97
Applications
116
The Case
129
The Implications of Fair
149
Towards Property Rights in Personal Data JAMES RULE
168
A Compromise between
182
The Movement towards
217
Experiences of the British Columbia
231
How the Privacy Movement Is Adapting
244
Conclusion COLIN j BENNETT AND REBECCA GRANT
263
APPENDIX
269
CONTRIBUTORS
277
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COLIN J. BENNETT is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. REBECCA GRANT is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business at the University of Victoria.

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