On Record: Files and Dossiers in American Life
Transaction Publishers, Dec 31, 2011 - Law - 421 pages
On Record provides descriptive accounts of record-keeping in a variety of important organizations: schools and universities; consumer credit agencies, general business organizations, and life insurance companies; military and security agencies; the Census Bureau and the Social Security Administration; public welfare agencies, juvenile courts, and mental hospitals. It also examines the legal status of records. The authors address questions such as: Who determines what records are kept? Who has access to the records? To what extent do the records follow an individual? What are some of the dangers and pitfalls in record-keeping? Throughout the volume, the authors show a concern for an appropriate balance between the need for information about people and protection against undue invasions of privacy. The introduction of electronic databases since the original publication of this book makes the issues raised in this seminal collection even more timely.
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RecordKeeping in Elementary and Secondary Schools
The Dossier in Colleges and Universities
Some Selective Comparisons of Law
The Dossier in Consumer Credit
RecordKeeping and Corporate Employees
Personal Information in Insurance Files
The Census Bureau and the Social Security Administration
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