Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide? by Anita AllenUnpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide? by Anita Allen

Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide?

byAnita Allen

Hardcover | November 9, 2011

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Can the government stick us with privacy we don't want? It can, it does, and according to Anita L. Allen, it may need to do more of it. Privacy is a foundational good, Allen argues, a necessary tool in the liberty-lover's kit for a successful life. A nation committed to personal freedom mustbe prepared to mandate privacy protections for its people, whether they eagerly embrace them or not. This unique book draws attention to privacies of seclusion, concealment, confidentiality and data-protection undervalued by their intended beneficiaries and targets - and outlines the best reasons for imposing them. Allen looks at laws designed to keep website operators from collecting personalinformation, laws that force strippers to wear thongs, and the myriad employee and professional confidentiality rules - including insider trading laws - that require strict silence about matters whose disclosure could earn us small fortunes. She shows that such laws recognize the extraordinaryimportance of dignity, trust and reputation, helping to preserve social, economic and political options throughout a lifetime.

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Anita Allen is a Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Title:Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide?Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:November 9, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195141377

ISBN - 13:9780195141375

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