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Computers, Privacy and Data Protection: an Element of Choice

Editors: Gutwirth, S., Poullet, Y., de Hert, P., Leenes, R. (Eds.)

  • Provides a timely look at current developments in ICT and privacy/data protection 
  • Offers daring and prospective approaches coinciding with the revision of the Data Protection Directive
  • Written with a pertinent, interdisciplinary focus
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About this book

Privacy and data protection have never been static. On the contrary, the history of the last 40 years shows the reverse. New issues and challenges continue to emerge, requiring an ongoing process of interpreting their effect in terms of reach, objectives and their deeper significance. Indeed, the consequences of technological applications due to unprecedented storage, processing and transmission capacities and to the possibilities of miniaturisation, convergence, interoperability and ubiquity, represent powerful triggers and challenges to emerging developments, but they are certainly not the only determining factor. The current developments are also linked to many other sources of action and change, such as business models, security policies, population management, police work and law enforcement, leisure, culture, health policies, practices in the ‘real’ and in the ‘virtual’ world and so on. In the face of such dynamism, the "element of choice” unambiguously evokes both the need to collectively take responsibility and direct those developments in a desirable direction, providing the ambit to influence and steer the course of things in a way that matches our expectations not only toward privacy and data protection, but also more broadly, to the kind of world we are building. This challenge is not an easy one since all “big” policy choices we might be willing to make are conditioned by a myriad of “small” decisions and bifurcations that have already set many small switches in irreversible positions. In one way or another, all the contributions to this book express the complexity of making choices regarding issues of privacy and data protection. This is all the more relevant given that the 1995 EC Data Protection Directive, the centrepiece of European data protection, is being revised as these sentences are written.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • The German Constitutional Court Judgment on Data Retention: Proportionality Overrides Unlimited Surveillance (Doesn’t It?)

    Vries, Katja (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • The Noise in the Archive: Oblivion in the Age of Total Recall

    Blanchette, Jean-François

    Pages 25-38

  • Property in Personal Data: Second Life of an Old Idea in the Age of Cloud Computing, Chain Informatisation, and Ambient Intelligence

    Purtova, Nadezhda

    Pages 39-64

  • Right to Personal Identity: The Challenges of Ambient Intelligence and the Need for a New Legal Conceptualization

    Andrade, Norberto Nuno Gomes

    Pages 65-97

  • Frames from the Life and Death of Jean Charles de Menezes

    Bianchi, Amos (et al.)

    Pages 101-109

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-0641-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0640-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $269.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9945-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computers, Privacy and Data Protection: an Element of Choice
Editors
  • Serge Gutwirth
  • Yves Poullet
  • Paul de Hert
  • Ronald Leenes
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0641-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0641-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0640-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9945-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 457
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