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Privacy, the debate in the United States since 1945

Author: Philippa Strum; Gerald D Nash; Richard W Etulain
Publisher: Fort Worth, TX : Harcourt Brace College Publishers, ©1998.
Series: Harbrace books on America since 1945.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume argues that privacy was built into the Constitution as originally written and into the Bill of Rights. [The book examines] governmental interference with privacy [and] the extent to which the government has as obligation to protect citizens from violations of their privacy by other citizens - as in the maintenance of computer data banks by private companies. [The book also looks at the] leaps in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philippa Strum; Gerald D Nash; Richard W Etulain
ISBN: 0155018809 9780155018808
OCLC Number: 39042307
Description: ix, 225 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Privacy in the age of genetic information --
Insecurity of social security numbers --
Records of one's life --
Bodily privacy and integrity --
Criminal justice system and privacy --
Big Brother really is watching you --
Privacy in the workplace --
Is privacy dead?
Series Title: Harbrace books on America since 1945.
Responsibility: Philippa Strum ; under the general editorship of Gerald W. [i.e. D.] Nash and Richard W. Etulain.
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Provides a historical overview of privacy issues in the US. This text contains chapters on genetic testing, personal information in databases, sexual privacy, the criminal justice system, and  Read more...

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Acknowledgments. 1. Introduction. 2. Privacy in the age of Genetic Information. 3. The Insecurity of Social Security Numbers. 4. The Records of One's Life. 5. Bodily Privacy and Integrity. 6. Privacy Read more...

 
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