The Governance of Privacy: Policy Instruments in Global Perspective

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Ashgate, 2003 - Political Science - 257 pages
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This book offers a broad and incisive analysis of the governance of privacy protection with regard to personal information in contemporary advanced industrial states. Based on research across many countries, it discusses the goals of privacy protection policy and the changing discourse surrounding the issue, concerning risk, trust and social values.

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Colin Bennett is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He is the author of "The Privacy Advocates: Resisting the Spread of Surveillance" (MIT Press, 2008) and coauthor (with Charles Raab) of "The Governance of Privacy: Policy Instruments in Global Perspective" (updated paperback edition, MIT Press, 2006).

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