Privacy: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG

Paperback | July 15, 2017

byLeslie P. Francis, John G. Francis

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We live more and more of our lives online; we rely on the internet as we work, correspond with friends and loved ones, and go through a multitude of mundane activities like paying bills, streaming videos, reading the news, and listening to music. Without thinking twice, we operate with theunderstanding that the data that traces these activities will not be abused now or in the future. There is an abstract idea of privacy that we invoke, and, concrete rules about our privacy that we can point to if we are pressed. Nonetheless, too often we are uneasily reminded that our privacy is notinvulnerable - the data tracks we leave through our health information, the internet and social media, financial and credit information, personal relationships, and public lives make us continuously prey to identity theft, hacking, and even government surveillance. A great deal is at stake for individuals, groups, and societies if privacy is misunderstood, misdirected, or misused. Popular understanding of privacy doesn't match the heat the concept generates. With a host of cultural differences as to how privacy is understood globally and in differentreligions, and with ceaseless technological advancements, it is an increasingly complex topic. In this clear and accessible book, Leslie and John G. Francis guide us to an understanding of what privacy can mean and why it is so important. Drawing upon their extensive joint expertise in law,philosophy, political science, regulatory policy, and bioethics, they parse the consequences of the forfeiture, however great or small, of one's privacy.

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We live more and more of our lives online; we rely on the internet as we work, correspond with friends and loved ones, and go through a multitude of mundane activities like paying bills, streaming videos, reading the news, and listening to music. Without thinking twice, we operate with theunderstanding that the data that traces these a...

Leslie Francis is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Distinguished Alfred C. Emery Professor of Law at the University of Utah, where she also serves as director of the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences. John G. Francis is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Utah. Together, they have co-authored a number ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 15, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190612258

ISBN - 13:9780190612252

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