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Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff between Privacy and Security Paperback – Illustrated, January 8, 2013
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"[A] thought-provoking, accessible introduction to privacy and security law."—J.M. Keller, Choice
"A very timely and thought provoking book."—Raymond G. Kessler, The Law and Politics Book Review
“Nothing to Hide is a potent and sobering tonic that provides an invaluable antidote to the sort of panicked rhetoric that makes privacy and civil liberties into antiquated relics at best, handmaidens of al Qaeda at worst.”—The Daily
"Incidents that raise questions about online security and privacy rights are a common occurrence. Books about these issues are equally plentiful, but none that I have seen addresses the issue in more detail or with greater insight than this work by Daniel Solove."—Mayer Nudell, Security Management
"Daniel Solove takes on the two biggest challenges to privacy in the twenty-first century: the rapid development of technology that gives the government the ability to track our decisions, choices, discussions, and movements in real time; and the threat of catastrophic terrorist attacks, which demand increased security measures. In clear, measured prose, Solove shows how the law of privacy has failed us in addressing these twin challenges, and proposes an innovative way forward."—David Cole, Georgetown University Law School
“The Information Age has turned our notions of privacy upside down. Solove is our smartest thinker on what privacy means today, and "Nothing to Hide" definitely refutes old ideas about privacy and replaces them with ones that work in the world of data brokers, Facebook, and Wikileaks. The debate will never be the same after this book.”—Bruce Schneier, author of Applied Cryptography
“Daniel Solove is one of America's leading experts on privacy law. In this engaging book, he explains why privacy is everyone's concern; it is a crucial social value that must be integrated into our national security policy rather than simply balanced against it.”—Jack M. Balkin, Yale Law School
"Bravo Daniel Solove! In Nothing to Hide he skillfully dispels many of the myths associated with the faulty zero-sum tradeoff between privacy vs. security. In exposing the flawed logic of having to forego one interest in order to secure another, Daniel Solove has done us all a great service."— Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario, Canada
About the Author
- ASIN : 0300172338
- Publisher : Yale University Press; Illustrated edition (January 8, 2013)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780300172331
- ISBN-13 : 978-0300172331
- Item Weight : 9.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.59 x 0.69 x 8.26 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #307,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In fact, this book changed my whole perspective on the whole "privacy for tranquility" argument. The truth is one doesn't need to give up privacy in order to ensure tranquility but rather tranquility can co-exist with a respect for privacy.
However, the book wasn't the most organized book in terms of how the chapters were organized...and the topics. Moreover, the book was repetitive at times. Lastly, the book jus wasn't the most entertaining read...and usually I don't evaluate entertainment much when it comes to legal books. But the author himself made it clear that this was written for a general audiance...so I expected it to be more entertaining like most books that cater towards the general audience tend to be.
Privacy is a big issue online these days, but I don't think the era of Facebook, Google, and iPhones is going to be rolled back any time soon. It shouldn't be, and we shouldn't exhaust ourselves demanding that the companies behind these products respect our privacy. The forward march of technology might be inevitable, but the erosion of how well the law affords privacy protection for each citizen's online activity is far from deterministic. We can still work to enact legislation that will protect all of us. And I'd argue that we should.
Daniel Solove has written a brilliant introductory guide to this area of the law. I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in online privacy law. If you've ever been even remotely curious about your rights regarding your own digital footprints, buy it now.
While you may start out reading and thinking you have nothing to hide, you will find that you really have nothing to share.