Computers, Privacy and Data Protection: an Element of Choice

Computers, Privacy and Data Protection: an Element of Choice

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This timely interdisciplinary work on current developments in ICT and privacy/data protection, coincides as it does with the rethinking of the Data Protection Directive, the contentious debates on data sharing with the USA (SWIFT, PNR) and the judicial and political resistance against data retention. The authors of the contributions focus on particular and pertinent issues from the perspective of their different disciplines which range from the legal through sociology, surveillance studies and technology assessment, to computer sciences. Such issues include cutting-edge developments in the field of cloud computing, ambient intelligence and PETs; data retention, PNR-agreements, property in personal data and the right to personal identity; electronic road tolling, HIV-related information, criminal records and teenager's online conduct, to name but a a consequence of missing laptops, USB sticks and CDs.8 Therefore I think the problem of data loss is not greater in the Cloud than it was before. ... However in the case of Sidekick the need of backups was apparently overlooked. ... While there was initial success in curbing unwanted phone calls from telemarketers, the interconnected web of databases, ... 8Best, J. a€œLost Data Total Nears 30 million records, a€ (2008), 0, 3800010403, 39295167anbsp;...

Title:Computers, Privacy and Data Protection: an Element of Choice
Author: Serge Gutwirth, Yves Poullet, Paul de Hert, Ronald Leenes
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-02-26

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