Online Privacy (Contemporary World Issues) (Hardcover)

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Online Privacy (Contemporary World Issues) (Hardcover)


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Rampant violation of online privacy is a problem of epic proportions--and impossible to stamp out. Online Privacy: A Reference Handbook provides a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand investigation of the history of and controversies surrounding online privacy. It overviews the most critical issues involving topics such as social networking and online medical records. Along the way, this book shares insights and information from experts active in the field and exposes many misconceptions about what is and isn't considered private in the online world.

Authors Dixon and Gellman begin with an overview of online privacy that elucidates why this 21st century issue is so critical. They provide key guideposts throughout the book that allow readers to grasp these complex and ever-changing issues, addressing topics that include what comprises online privacy today, what protections exist in current law, and current challenges in international online privacy. The authors also present practical expert advice, providing measures and strategies that readers can take to protect themselves.

Robert Gellman is a privacy consultant and former chief counsel to a House of Representatives subcommittee responsible for privacy legislation.Pam Dixon is the executive director of the World Privacy Forum where she has published numerous influential privacy studies.
Product Details ISBN: 9781598846492
ISBN-10: 1598846493
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Publication Date: September 12th, 2011
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Contemporary World Issues (Hardcover)