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Privacy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #221)

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It is widely recognized that our privacy is under threat. Electronic surveillance, biometrics, CCTV, ID cards, RFID codes, online security, encryption, the interception of email, the monitoring of employees--all raise fundamental questions about privacy. Legal expert Raymond Wacks here provides a compact introduction to this complex and controversial concept. He explores ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published May 1st 1993)
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Dec 16, 2012 Leah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I've usually found OUP's "A Very Short Introduction" series to be excellent as annotated bibliographies. But this one was disappointingly elementary.
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Oct 14, 2011 Bojan Tunguz rated it it was amazing
Privacy has increasingly been considered one of the major individual rights. And yet, until recently the right to privacy has not been explicitly defined in almost any legal framework. In the common law jurisdictions the right to privacy has largely been slipped into the law through some high-profile legal cases, of which the most famous instance has been the "Roe v. Wade" case in the United States. This case granted the legal right to abortion by inferring a right to privacy, which for a ...more
Sep 05, 2016 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction-read
Does a good job of reviewing many questions and dilemmas about what information about us should be kept private (why or why not? what constitutes a 'right to privacy', what is privacy?, etc.), how laws in Europe and the U.S. address the issue, and the many complications that surround the issue. The book can get dry, but the subject is one I think everyone, especially in these days of ever-lessening privacy, needs some awareness and consideration of.
Maximilian Klein
Dryer than VSI normally are. I learned that Privacy in a broad sense must be balanced with freedom of Speech.
Although basically Wacks Raymond raised all the alarms about digital privacy in their typical ways. Struggled to finish, even though the topic is close to me.
Aug 11, 2016 Leslie rated it it was ok
Too much emphasis on legal aspects of privacy as it applies to both U.S. and UK. It was quite tedious.
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Raymond Wacks is Emeritus Professor of Law and Legal Theory at the University of Hong Kong, where he was Head of the Department of Law from 1986 to 1993. He was previously Professor of Public Law and Head of the Department of Public Law at the University of Natal in Durban. He has lived in Italy since taking early retirement in 2002.
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