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Privacy in Peril: How We Are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience

James B. Rule

Abstract

This book offers a probing account of the erosion of privacy in American society, which shows that we are often unwitting, if willing, accomplices, providing personal data in exchange for security or convenience. The book reveals that in today's “information society,” the personal data that we make available to virtually any organization for virtually any purpose is apt to surface elsewhere, applied to utterly different purposes. The mass collection and processing of personal information produces such tremendous efficiencies that both the public and private sector feel justified in pushing as ... More

Keywords: personal data, security, convenience, information society, efficiencies, privacy invasion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195307832
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307832.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James B. Rule, author
University of California, Berkeley School of Law