Technology and Privacy

Technology and Privacy

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Privacy is the capacity to negotiate social relationships by controlling access topersonal information. As laws, policies, and technological design increasingly structure people'srelationships with social institutions, individual privacy faces new threats and newopportunities. Over the last several years, the realm of technology and privacyhas been transformed, creating a landscape that is both dangerous and encouraging. Significantchanges include large increases in communications bandwidths; the widespread adoption of computernetworking and public-key cryptography; mathematical innovations that promise a vast family ofprotocols for protecting identity in complex transactions; new digital media that support a widerange of social relationships; a new generation of technologically sophisticated privacy activists;a massive body of practical experience in the development and application of data-protection laws;and the rapid globalization of manufacturing, culture, and policy making. Theessays in this book provide a new conceptual framework for the analysis and debate of privacy policyand for the design and development of information systems. The authors are international experts inthe technical, economic, and political aspects of privacy; the book's strength is its synthesis ofthe three. The book provides equally strong analyses of privacy issues in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Contributors: Philip E. Agre, Victoria Bellotti, Colin J. Bennett, Herbert Burkert, Simon G. Davies, David H. Flaherty, Robert Gellman, Viktor Mayer-SchApnberger, DavidJ. Phillips, Rohan Samarajiva.The ARB observed that, starting in 1996, new cars and light trucks in California will be equipped with an on-board ... a fleet of ten test cars, each equipped with a transponder capable of transmitting the OBD systema#39;s error codes to roadside or anbsp;...


Title:Technology and Privacy
Author: Philip E. Agre, Marc Rotenberg
Publisher:MIT Press - 1998
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