Privacy, Information, and Technology

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Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2011 - Law - 576 pages
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A comprehensive and in-depth treatment of all the important information privacy issues.Features:
  • An extensive and clear background about the law and policy issues relating to information privacy and computers, databases, and the Internet
  • Coverage of government surveillance topics, such as Fourth Amendment, sensory enhancement technologies, wiretapping, computer searches, ISP records, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and the USA-Patriot Act
  • A thorough examination of new issues such as privacy and access to public records, government access to personal information, airline passenger screening and profiling, data mining, identity theft, consumer privacy, and financial privacy
  • Several additional and new cases for coverage of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Privacy Act, and identity theft.
  • Coverage of emerging information technologies such as computer databases, RFID, cookies, spyware, data mining, and others
  • An introductory chapter with a thought-provoking philosophical discussion of information privacy
  • Clear explanations of the law
New to the Third Edition:
  • Expanded coverage of new technology that has an impact on privacy,including social media, locational information and mobile telephony, and behavioral advertising
  • Anonymous litigation
  • Expanded coverage of privacy and contract issues
  • Updated coverage of the NSA surveillance program cases, including Amnesty International USA v.Clapper
  • New FTC cases, including Sears, Econometrixand Google Buzz
  • NASA v. Nelson, a U.S. Supreme Court case regarding background questionnaires for employment and the constitutional right to information privacy
  • Coverage of personally identifiable information
  • Law enforcement access to GPS cases

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About the author (2011)

Daniel J. Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is a Senior Policy Advisor at Hogan Lovells. He is also the founder of TeachPrivacy, a company that provides privacy and data security training programs to businesses, schools, healthcare institutions, and other organizations.

Paul Schwartz is a leading international expert on information privacy law. He is a professor at Berkeley Law School and a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. Schwartz has testified before Congress and served as an advisor to the Commission of the European Union and other international organizations. He assists numerous corporations and law firms with regulatory, policy, and governance issues relating to information privacy. He is a frequent speaker at technology conferences and corporate events in the United States and abroad.Schwartz is the author of many books, including the leading casebook, Information Privacy Law, and the distilled guide, Privacy Law Fundamentals, each with Daniel Solove. His over fifty articles have appeared in journals such as the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, and Chicago Law Review. Fluent in German, he contributes to German legal reviews.Schwartz is a past recipient of the Berlin Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin and a Research Fellowship at the German Marshal Fund in Brussels. Schwartz is also a recipient of grants from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Fulbright Foundation, the German Academic Exchange, and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. He is a member of the organizing committee of the Privacy Law Salon and of the American Law Institute.

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