The Fight for Privacy

19.95

The Fight for Privacy | 9781784745127 | Danielle Keats Citron

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ISBN:9781784745127

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:06/10/2022 by Vintage Publishing

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Danielle Citron takes the conversation about technology and privacy out of the boardrooms and op-eds to reach readers where we are – in our bathrooms and bedrooms; with our families and our lovers; in all the parts of our lives we assume are untouchable – and shows us that privacy, as we think we know it, is largely already gone.

The boundary that once protected our intimate lives from outside interests is an artefact of the 20th century. In the 21st, we have embraced a vast array of technology that enables constant access and surveillance of the most private aspects of our lives. From non-consensual pornography, to online extortion, to the sale of our data for profit, we are vulnerable to abuse. As Citron reveals, wherever we live, laws have failed miserably to keep up with corporate or individual violators, letting our privacy wash out with the technological tide. And the erosion of intimate privacy in particular, Citron argues, holds immense toxic power to transform our lives and our societies for the worse (and already has).

With vivid examples drawn from interviews with victims, activists and lawmakers from around the world, The Fight for Privacy reveals the threat we face and argues urgently and forcefully for a reassessment of privacy as a human right. And, as a legal scholar and expert, Danielle Citron is the perfect person to show us the way to a happier, better protected future.

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