The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age by Daniel SoloveThe Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age by Daniel Solove

The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age

byDaniel Solove

Paperback | September 1, 2006

Pricing and Purchase Info

$35.24 online 
$39.95 list price save 11%
Earn 176 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, electronic databases are compiling information about you. As you surf the Internet, an unprecedented amount of your personal information is being recorded and preserved forever in the digital minds of computers. For each individual, these databases create a profile of activities, interests, and preferences used to investigate backgrounds, check credit, market products, and make a wide variety of decisions affecting our lives. The creation and use of these databases—which Daniel J. Solove calls “digital dossiers”—has thus far gone largely unchecked. In this startling account of new technologies for gathering and using personal data, Solove explains why digital dossiers pose a grave threat to our privacy.

The Digital Person sets forth a new understanding of what privacy is, one that is appropriate for the new challenges of the Information Age. Solove recommends how the law can be reformed to simultaneously protect our privacy and allow us to enjoy the benefits of our increasingly digital world.

The first volume in the series EX MACHINA: LAW, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY

Title:The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:290 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.78 inPublished:September 1, 2006Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0814740375

ISBN - 13:9780814740378

Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Solove . . . truly understands the intersection of law and technology. This book is a fascinating journey into the almost surreal ways personal information is hoarded, used, and abused in the digital age.”
-The Wall Street Journal

,