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Synopsis: In this compelling book, privacy expert Ann Cavoukian teams up with Don Tapscott, author of The Digital Economy, coauthor of Paradigm Shift, and an international authority on information technology in business, to reveal the many ways in which government and corporations systematically invade our privacy and erode the confidentiality of our personal information. The authors examine how the breakdown of technological barriers has created the formation of a vast network of information. They show how the growth of computer usage results in the rise of personal surveillance, for purposes you may not even be aware of. Where you go, what you do, how much you spend, and (by inference) how you behave and think - such "data" are stored electronically and made accessible to strangers. Read this book to discover how your medical records, credit reports, employment background, and consumer history are woven into detailed personal profiles that are commonly bought and sold. And learn about the essential steps you must take to protect yourself against such practices.
Review: This is a scary but very necessary look at how "privacy" is fast becoming a quaint notion in today's wired world. Medical records, credit reports, employment records and communications -- a huge amount of information is profiled and stored online, very detailed, and often for sale. Everyday actions such as buying a car, purchasing groceries, ordering a pizza for delivery all seem innocuous, but information is collected about our preferences and habits in places that we don't usually consider. The authors show how information is collected and maintained and then offer strategies and ideas for keeping the promise of technology from becoming a nightmare.
Their ideas won't stop the invasion of privacy in its tracks, but they will slow it down considerably. More important is the idea that we don't have to passively accept these intrusions into our lives.
Title: Who Knows? : Safeguarding Your Privacy in a ...
Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limited
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Random House of Canada, Limited, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0679308148
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR008278084
Book Description Random House of Canada Ltd. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2833485154
Book Description Random House of Canada Ltd. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2879168138