.The Destruction of Privacy in America
By Jeffrey Rosen
An important book about one of the most pressing issues of our day: how changes in technology and the law have combined to demolish our rights of privacy, and what we can and must do to re-secure them.
In a world in which Ken Starr can subpoena Monica Lewinsky’s bookstore receipts and deleted e-mail messages can be used as justification for firing employees, it’s clear that private information of all kinds can be taken out of context and wielded against us. Where exactly did our constitutional guarantees on privacy go?
In superbly lucid prose, Jeffrey Rosen tells not only where those privacy rights went but also how we can get them back. The Unwanted Gaze is utterly indispensable for anyone who cares about the future of his or her private life.