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eBook The Privacy Advocates: Resisting the Spread of Surveillance (The MIT Press) ePub

by Colin J. Bennett

  • ISBN: 0262026384
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Colin J. Bennett
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The MIT Press (August 29, 2008)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1915 kb
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In The Privacy Advocates, Colin Bennett analyzes the people and groups around the world who have risen to. .

In The Privacy Advocates, Colin Bennett analyzes the people and groups around the world who have risen to challenge the most intrusive surveillance practices by both government and corporations. Bennett describes a network of self-identified privacy advocates who have emerged from civil society-without official sanction and with few resources, but surprisingly influential. A number of high-profile conflicts in recent years have brought this international advocacy movement more sharply into focus.

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Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008. The surveillance grid or typology offered in the first chapter is very useful as is the overview that accompanies it; it is concise, to-the-point, yet referential to selected prior work. The discussion of privacy groups is organized into those dedicated to privacy or privacy-centric alone (.

In this fascinating book, Colin Bennett asks and answers all the key questions about privacy advocates. He explores the who, what, when, and why of policy battles against new surveillance practices. Bennett also provides insightful predictions about the future of networked privacy advocates in civil society. -Paul M. Schwartz, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. In this concise, clearly written, and highly informative little volume Colin Bennett continues his scholarly illuminations of the elusive (and sometimes illusive) concept of privacy. However hard to pin down. The Privacy Advocates: Resisting the Spread of Surveillance.

The Privacy Advocates. Resisting the Spread of Surveillance. Cambridge (Mass): MIT Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-262-02638-3. First, privacy advocates do not easily t into the conventional (sociological) denitions of social movements as they tend to be based on more individual engagement, they can lack a common purpose, and do not usually exhibit a collective identity.

Colin Bennett is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. Country of Publication.

Digital Age (The MIT Press, 2006, co-authored with Charles Raab); The Privacy Advocates: Resisting the Spread of Surveillance . The project is coordinated through the Surveillance Studies Center at Queens University.

The project is coordinated through the Surveillance Studies Center at Queens University.

An analysis of the people and groups who have emerged to challenge the increasingly intrusive ways personal information is captured, processed, and disseminated.

Today, personal information is captured, processed, and disseminated in a bewildering variety of ways, and through increasingly sophisticated, miniaturized, and distributed technologies: identity cards, biometrics, video surveillance, the use of cookies and spyware by Web sites, data mining and profiling, and many others. In The Privacy Advocates, Colin Bennett analyzes the people and groups around the world who have risen to challenge the most intrusive surveillance practices by both government and corporations. Bennett describes a network of self-identified privacy advocates who have emerged from civil society―without official sanction and with few resources, but surprisingly influential. A number of high-profile conflicts in recent years have brought this international advocacy movement more sharply into focus. Bennett is the first to examine privacy and surveillance not from a legal, political, or technical perspective but from the viewpoint of these independent activists who have found creative ways to affect policy and practice. Drawing on extensive interviews with key informants in the movement, he examines how they frame the issue and how they organize, who they are and what strategies they use. He also presents a series of case studies that illustrate how effective their efforts have been, including conflicts over key-escrow encryption (which allows the government to read encrypted messages), online advertising through third-party cookies that track users across different Web sites, and online authentication mechanisms such as the short-lived Microsoft Passport. Finally, Bennett considers how the loose coalitions of the privacy network could develop into a more cohesive international social movement.