The Year in Privacy Books: 2008
Here’s a list of notable books about information privacy published in 2008. Pick up a few to help stimulate the economy, save the publishing business, and learn more about privacy:
A very informative account of those who work in the privacy advocacy community.
A great collection of essays, from a symposium at Stanford Law School. A bit dated — the symposium was held in 2003 — but still worth reading. I have a piece in the book discussing data security vulnerabilities and the law — originally penned back in 2003, so I can say “told ya so!”
The best and most comprehensive intellectual history of the Fourth Amendment ever written.
A contemporary version of Orwell’s 1984 — thought-provoking and engaging fiction, as usual from Doctorow.
A detailed and compelling history of how 9/11 altered privacy and surveillance in the US and UK.
A fascinating discussion of current psychological research about what the products we buy reveal about us.
A very interesting exploration of privacy in Islamic law.
From my blurb on the book jacket: “Privacy: The Lost Right provides a clear, concise, and accessible synthesis of the field of information privacy.”
An historical account of privacy in everyday life during the sixteenth century in England.
A deft and accessible account of how the generation growing up today will face increasing challenges to their privacy.
This book is a collection of Bruce Schneier’s essays. Schneier is always interesting and wise — and he’s always worth reading.
A. C. Grayling of The Times writes: “Its message, implied throughout, is that as one of the great values of civilisation and one of the essentials of personal and psychological integrity, privacy is worth fighting to regain.”
D. S. Dunn, in Choice writes: “Legal scholars will want to read this book, but so will psychologists, communication specialists, public policy makers, philosophers, and anyone interested in where to draw the line between public and private life.”
A compelling account of modern data mining and marketing practices.
A fascinating examination of Web 2.0 and how new technologies can impede freedom and progress.