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    DescriptionProfessor Raymond Wacks is a leading international expert on privacy. For more than three decades he has published numerous books and articles on this controversial subject. Privacy is a fundamental value that is under attack from several quarters. Electronic surveillance, biometrics, CCTV, ID cards, RFID codes, online security, the monitoring of employees, the uses and misuses of DNA, - to name but a few - all raise fundamental questions about our right to privacy. This Very Short Introduction also analyzes the tension between free speech and privacy generated by intrusive journalism, photography, and gratuitous disclosures by the media of the private lives of celebrities. Professor Wacks concludes this stimulating introduction by considering the future of privacy in our society. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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    Privacy: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Raymond Wacks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199556533
    ISBN 10: 0199556539

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    BIC subject category V2: JPVH
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: POL004000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 323.448
    BISAC V2.8: LAW116000
    Thema V1.0: QDTS, JPVH, LNDC2
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    16 black and white halftones
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2010
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    Author Information
    Raymond Wacks is Emeritus Professor of Law and Legal Theory, University of Hong Kong, and a leading authority on privacy. He has written many major publications on privacy over the last 30 years including Law, Morality, and the Private Domain (Hong Kong University Press, 2000); Privacy and Press Freedom (OUP, 1995), and many articles in academic journals.
    Table of contents
    1. The assault ; 2. An enduring value ; 3. A legal right ; 4. Privacy and free speech ; 5. Data protection ; 6. The death of privacy? ; Further reading