The digital person : technology and privacy in the information age / Daniel J. Solove.

Daniel Solove presents a startling revelation of how digital dossiers are created, usually without the knowledge of the subject, & argues that we must rethink our understanding of what privacy is & what it means in the digital age before addressing the need to reform the laws that regulate i...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Solove, Daniel J., 1972-
Format: Book
Published: New York : New York University Press, ©2004.
Series:Ex machina.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction ; The problems of digital dossiers ; Traditional conceptions of privacy ; Rethinking privacy ; A road map for this book
  • pt. 1. Computer databases.
  • The rise of the digital dossier ; A history of public-sector databases ; A history of private-sector databases ; Cyberspace and personal information
  • Kafka and Orwell : reconceptualizing information privacy ; The importance of metaphor ; George Orwell's big brother ; Franz Kafka's trial ; Beyond the secrecy paradigm ; The aggregation effect ; Forms of dehumanization : databases and the Kafka metaphor
  • The problems of information privacy law ; The privacy torts ; Constitutional law ; Statutory law ; The FTC and unfair and deceptive practices ; A world of radical transparency : freedom of information law ; The law of information privacy and its shortcomings
  • The limits of market-based solutions ; Market-based solutions ; Misgivings of the market ; The value of personal information ; Too much paternalism?
  • Architecture and the protection of privacy ; Two models for the protection of privacy ; Toward an architecture for privacy and the private sector ; Reconceptualizing identity theft ; Forging a new architecture
  • pt. 2. Public records.
  • The problem of public records ; Records from birth to death ; The impact of technology ; The regulation of public records
  • Access and aggregation : rethinking privacy and transparency ; The tension between transparency and privacy ; Conceptualizing privacy and public records ; Transparency and privacy : reconciling the tension ; Public records and the First Amendment
  • pt. 3. Government access.
  • Government information gathering ; Third party records and the government ; Government, private-sector information flows ; The Orwellian dangers ; The Kafkaesque dangers ; Protecting privacy with architecture
  • The Fourth Amendment, records, and privacy ; The architecture of the Fourth Amendment ; The shifting paradigms of Fourth Amendment privacy ; The new Olmstead ; The emerging statutory regime and its limits
  • Reconstructing the architecture ; Scope : system of records ; Structure : mechanisms of oversight ; Regulating post-collection use of data ; Developing an architecture
  • Conclusion.