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Privacy in Peril

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We are all accustomed to privacy horror stories, like identity theft, where stored personal data gets misdirected for criminal purposes. But we should worry less about the illegal uses of personal data, James B. Rule argues, and worry a lot more about the perfectly legal uses of our data by the government and private industry, uses which are far more widespread and far mor ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published October 25th 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Tamra
Apr 07, 2011 Tamra rated it it was ok
I agree with the author that the promise of total security and efficiency would not make the destruction of privacy worth the bargain.
Didn't know this: There is an absence of consumer credit reporting in France that ensures a measure of privacy unavailable to residents of USA, CANADA and the UK.

Celebs have the right to control trade in the use of their name--ordinary citizens should at least own their own data. Make data piracy a tort. Fatalism constitutes the greatest obstacle to meaningful pr
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Steve M
Aug 05, 2008 Steve M rated it really liked it
Shelves: politics
Enlightening look at the history of privacy and at the implications in the future. Has a few flaws
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