Bruce Schneier examines NSA surveillance, the Snowden revelations, and more. Schneier is a wise and compelling thinker. Everything he says is worth listening to. From Yocai Benkler, (Yale Law School): “Whether you worry about government surveillance in the post-Snowden era, or about Facebook and Google manipulating you based on their vast data collections, Schneier, the…
Intellectual Privacy is a profound and compelling account of how privacy is essential to freedom to speak, write, read, think, create, and explore new ideas. Neil Richards demonstrates how surveillance by the government and companies threaten those core values at the foundation of any democratic society. With great thoughtfulness and engaging writing, Intellectual Privacy is…
Practical and comprehensive guide to anticipating and addressing threats when designing software and technology
This is a classic must-read book on privacy, originally written in 1967 and finally back in print in this new edition, with a preface written by me. Excerpt from my preface: “At the core of the book is one of the most enduring discussions of the definition and value of privacy. Privacy is a very…
An insightful historical account of privacy in colonial America.
A good historical account of the development of the privacy torts, with an extensive discussion of how the torts evolved in each decade following Warren and Brandeis’s seminal 1890 article on privacy.
A classic. Although written over 30 years ago, this book captures the privacy problems that we are facing today in the Information Age.
A fascinating anthropological study of privacy, along with an examination of ancient Hebrew, Greek, and Chinese conceptions of privacy.
Contains a great selection of the classic articles about what privacy is and why it is valuable.
A thoughtful and sophisticated discussion of privacy issues, with a focus on how women are affected.