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The Resource The privacy advocates : resisting the spread of surveillance, Colin J. Bennett

The privacy advocates : resisting the spread of surveillance, Colin J. Bennett

Label
The privacy advocates : resisting the spread of surveillance
Title
The privacy advocates
Title remainder
resisting the spread of surveillance
Statement of responsibility
Colin J. Bennett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Today, personal information is captured, processed, and disseminated in a bewildering variety of ways, and through increasingly sophisticated, miniaturized, and distributed technologies: identity cards, biometrics, video surveillance, the use of cookies and spyware by Web sites, data mining and profiling, and many others. In The Privacy Advocates, Colin Bennett analyzes the people and groups around the world who have risen to challenge the most intrusive surveillance practices by both government and corporations. Bennett describes a network of self-identified privacy advocates who have emerged from civil society - without official sanction and with few resources, but surprisingly influential." "A number of high-profile conflicts in recent years have brought this international advocacy movement more sharply into focus. Bennett is the first to examine privacy and surveillance not from a legal, political, or technical perspective but from the viewpoint of these independent activists who have found creative ways to affect policy and practice. Drawing on extensive interviews with key informants in the movement, he examines how they frame the issue and how they organize, who they are, and what strategies they use. He also presents a series of case studies that illustrate how effective their efforts have been, including conflicts over key-escrow encryption (which allows the government to read encrypted messages), online advertising through third-party cookies that track users across different Web sites, and online authentication mechanisms such as the short-lived Microsoft Passport. Finally, Bennett considers how the loose coalitions of the privacy network could develop into a more cohesive international social movement."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bennett, Colin J.
Dewey number
323.44/82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC596
LC item number
.B46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Privacy, Right of
  • Human rights advocacy
  • Human rights movements
  • Human rights workers
Label
The privacy advocates : resisting the spread of surveillance, Colin J. Bennett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
216938343
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780262026383
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008013819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)216938343
Label
The privacy advocates : resisting the spread of surveillance, Colin J. Bennett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
216938343
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780262026383
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008013819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)216938343

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