Our Data, Ourselves: A Personal Guide to Digital Privacy

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Univ of California Press, Sep 27, 2022 - Computers - 232 pages
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A practical, user-friendly handbook for understanding and protecting our personal data and digital privacy.
 
Our Data, Ourselves addresses a common and crucial question: What can we as private individuals do to protect our personal information in a digital world? In this practical handbook, legal expert Jacqueline D. Lipton guides readers through important issues involving technology, data collection, and digital privacy as they apply to our daily lives.

Our Data, Ourselves covers a broad range of everyday privacy concerns with easily digestible, accessible overviews and real-world examples. Lipton explores the ways we can protect our personal data and monitor its use by corporations, the government, and others. She also explains our rights regarding sensitive personal data like health insurance records and credit scores, as well as what information retailers can legally gather, and how. Who actually owns our personal information? Can an employer legally access personal emails? What privacy rights do we have on social media? Answering these questions and more, Our Data, Ourselves provides a strategic approach to assuming control over, and ultimately protecting, our personal information.
 

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Contents

What Is Data Privacy and Why Is It Important?
1
Who Owns Our Data?
12
Our Data at Home
31
Our Data at Work
44
Our Data on Social Media
62
Our Childrens Data
81
Our Data at School
95
Our Data in the Digital Marketplace
110
Our Data and Our Health
142
Our Data and Our Money
161
Our Data and the Government
179
Our Data into the Future
195
Acknowledgments
199
Notes
201
Further Reading
211
Index
217

Our Data across the Pond
127

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About the author (2022)

Jacqueline D. Lipton is a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law whose research and writing focus on digital technology law. She is also the author of Law and Authors: A Legal Handbook for Writers.

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