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Legislating privacy : technology, social values, and public policy / Priscilla M. Regan.

By: Regan, Priscilla M [author.]Material type: TextTextPublication details: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1995. Description: 1 online resource (xix, 310 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0585028001; 9780585028002; 9780807837795; 0807837792Subject(s): Privacy, Right of -- United States | Computer security -- Government policy -- United States | Wiretapping -- Government policy -- United States | Lie detectors and detection -- Government policy -- United States | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- City Planning & Urban Development | Computer security -- Government policy | Lie detectors and detection -- Government policy | Privacy, Right of | Wiretapping -- Government policy | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Legislating privacy.DDC classification: 323.44/8/0973 LOC classification: JC596.2.U5 | R44 1995ebOther classification: 89.42 | 89.42. Online resources: Click here to access online
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Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Privacy, Technology, and Public Policy; 2 Privacy as a Philosophical and Legal Concept; 3 Privacy in American Society; 4 Information Privacy: Recording Our Transactions; 5 Communication Privacy: Transmitting Our Messages; 6 Psychological Privacy: Evaluating Our Thoughts; 7 Congress, Privacy, and Policy Decisions; 8 Privacy and the Common Good: Implications for Public Policy; Appendixes; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Action note: digitized 2010 committed to preserveSummary: While technological threats to personal privacy have proliferated rapidly, legislation designed to protect privacy has been slow and incremental. In this study of legislative attempts to reconcile privacy and technology, Priscilla Regan examines congressional policy making in three key areas: computerized databases, wiretapping, and polygraph testing. In each case, she argues, legislation has represented an unbalanced compromise benefiting those with a vested interest in new technology over those advocating privacy protection. ###Legislating Privacy# explores the dynamics of congressional poli.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-300) and index.

Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Privacy, Technology, and Public Policy; 2 Privacy as a Philosophical and Legal Concept; 3 Privacy in American Society; 4 Information Privacy: Recording Our Transactions; 5 Communication Privacy: Transmitting Our Messages; 6 Psychological Privacy: Evaluating Our Thoughts; 7 Congress, Privacy, and Policy Decisions; 8 Privacy and the Common Good: Implications for Public Policy; Appendixes; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.

While technological threats to personal privacy have proliferated rapidly, legislation designed to protect privacy has been slow and incremental. In this study of legislative attempts to reconcile privacy and technology, Priscilla Regan examines congressional policy making in three key areas: computerized databases, wiretapping, and polygraph testing. In each case, she argues, legislation has represented an unbalanced compromise benefiting those with a vested interest in new technology over those advocating privacy protection. ###Legislating Privacy# explores the dynamics of congressional poli.

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