The rise of the right to know

Michael Schudson, The Rise of the Right to Know: Politics and the Culture of Transparency, 1945-1975 (2015)

David Greenberg (Rutgers University) writes: “The Rise of the Right to Know identifies the emergence of transparency or openness in the 1960s and ’70s as a leading principle in American political culture.” George Brock writes in the Times Literary Supplement: “By piecing together the story of new laws on freedom of information, consumer labeling and…

The architecture of privacy

Courtney Bowman, Ari Gesher, John K Grant, Daniel Slate, & Elissa Lerner, The Architecture of Privacy (2015)

This Privacy by Design guide demonstrates in a practical and thoughtful way how software can be engineered to be more privacy-protective. From the book description: “Ideal for software engineers new to privacy, this book helps you examine privacy-protective information management architectures and their foundational components—building blocks that you can combine in many ways. Policymakers, academics,…