Technology and Privacy

The New Landscape

Over the last several years, the realm of technology and privacy has been transformed, creating a landscape that is both dangerous and encouraging. Significant changes include large increases in communications bandwidths; the widespread adoption of computer networking and public-key cryptography; new digital media that support a wide range of social relationships; a massive body of practical experience in the development and application of data-protection laws; and the rapid globalization of manufacturing, culture, and policy making. The essays in this book provide a new conceptual framework for the analysis and debate of privacy policy and for the design and development of information systems.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Introduction

    Philip E. Agre

  3. 1. Beyond the Mirror World: Privacy and the Representational Practices of Computing

    Philip E. Agre

  4. 2. Design for Privacy in Multimedia Computing and Communications Environments

    Victoria Bellotti

  5. 3. Convergence Revisited: Toward a Global Policy for the Protection of Personal Data?

    Colin J. Benett

  6. 4. Privacy-Enhancing Technologies: Typology, Critique, Vision

    Herbert Burkert

  7. 5. Re-Engineering the Right to Privacy: How Privacy Has Been Transformed from a Right to a Commodity

    Simon G. Davies

  8. 6. Controlling Surveillance: Can Privacy Protection Be Made Effective?

    David H. Flaherty

  9. 7. Does Privacy Law Work?

    Robert Gellman

  10. 8. Generational Development of Data Protection in Europe

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

  11. 9. Cryptography, Secrets, and the Structuring of Trust

    David J. Phillips

  12. 10. Interactivity As Though Privacy Mattered

    Rohan Samarajiva

  13. Contributors
  14. Name Index
  15. Subject Index