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Privacy: A Very Short Introduction

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Examines our need for privacy and why it is valued so highly, as well as what constitutes an invasion of privacyConsiders the issues of privacy and security, privacy and the paparazzi, and the protection of personal dataDiscusses the importance of privacy in debates about law and ethicsPuts privacy in its wider social context by including examples of its sociological and psychological impactRaymond Wacks is an expert on the legal protection of privacy and how this protection varies in different countriesPart of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwideNew to this Edition:Updated to discuss the Leveson Inquiry in 2012, one of the most comprehensive investigations into the ethics and practice of the media, with a section devoted to privacy and media intrusionExamines the extent of surveillance by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) in light of the revelations by Edward Snowden, and highlights a number of issues related to the balance between security and privacyOffers up-to-date discussion of PETS (privacy enhancing technology) and encryptionAddresses continuing questions surrounding privacy on Facebook, Twitter, Google's increase in monitoring online activity, the growing use of CCTV, hacking, identity theft, and the advent of Big DataIncludes updates related to recent changes in Europe with regards the protection given to individuals by the European Convention on Human Rights

Author: Wacks Raymond
Pages: 155
ISBN: 9780198725947
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 2
Release Year: 2015

Professor Raymond Wacks has taught jurisprudence around the world for over thirty years. He has published more than twenty books and numerous articles on legal philosophy, the right of privacy, and human and animal rights. His books have been translated into several languages including Arabic, Greek, Turkish, Chinese, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Thai, and Georgian.

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