Privacy: A Very Short Introduction

Privacy: A Very Short Introduction

By (author) Raymond Wacks

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Professor 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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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 16mm | 160g
  • 01 Mar 2010
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford
  • English
  • 16 black and white halftones
  • 0199556539
  • 9780199556533
  • 285,143

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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.

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