The Rise of Big Data Policing

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement (2019)

STARRED Kirkus Review: “In an important book that goes to the heart of issues at the forefront of contemporary life, Ferguson examines how police departments are now using supposedly ‘objective’data-driven surveillance technologies to work more effectively in a budget-cutting era and to avoid claims of racial bias. In this engaging, well-written narrative, based on studies and…

Protecting Student Data Privacy

Linnette Attai, Protecting Student Data Privacy: Classroom Fundamentals (2019)

From Serena Sacks (Chief Information Officer, Fulton County Schools; 2019 Woman of the Year, Woman in IT Awards): “Ms Attai’s new book on student data privacy is an essential read for every educator. She effectively provides context for the concerns, an educator’s perspective, practical technical knowledge and relevant solutions in accessible language. As the CIO…

On The End of Privacy

Richard E. Miller, On the End of Privacy: Dissolving Boundaries in a Screen-Centric World (2019)

From Doug Hesse (University of Denver): “This brilliant book asks profoundly disturbing questions. How might we read and write, think and live when never-disappearing textual selves circulate wildly? How might we teach and learn when screens—and their embodied knowledges, half-truths, and malevolencies—are utterly ubiquitous, endlessly connectable? Miller lucidly stories his way toward answers, braiding narratives…

Protecting Personal Information

Andrea Monti and Raymond Wacks, Protecting Personal Information: The Right to Privacy Reconsidered (2019)

From the book description: “The concept of privacy has long been confused and incoherent. The right to privacy has been applied promiscuously to an alarmingly wide-ranging assortment of issues including free speech, political consent, abortion, contraception, sexual preference, noise, discrimination, and pornography. The conventional definition of privacy, and attempts to evolve a ‘privacy-as-a-fence’ approach, are…