New Casebook (Privacy, Information, and Technology)

Spinoff Cover 2e.jpgApologies for the self-promotion, but in time for this fall semester, Paul Schwartz, Marc Rotenberg, and I will be publishing a short paperback casebook of about 300 pages entitled PRIVACY, INFORMATION, AND TECHNOLOGY (Aspen Publishers, forthcoming mid-July 2006), ISBN: 0735562548.

This book is intended to be an inexpensive volume that adapts the cyberspace and technology materials from our full-length casebook, INFORMATION PRIVACY LAW (Aspen Publishers, 2d ed. 2006). The full-length casebook is about 1000 pages; the shorter paperback book is a more streamlined volume of about 300 pages, focusing exclusively on cyberspace, databases, and technology. Aspen informs me that this shorter paperback adaptation will probably sell at a price between $30 and $35.

The book might be useful as a supplement for cyberlaw or information law courses for instructors who want in-depth coverage of information privacy issues for between 2 to 5 weeks.

More information about the book is here. If you’re interested in getting on the list to obtain a review copy of the book (available in mid-July), please send an email to Daniel Eckroad.

The table of contents is available here. A summary of the book’s contents is after the fold.


SUMMARY OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION

A. Information Privacy, Technology, and the Law

B. Information Privacy Law: Origins and Types

C. Philosophical Perspectives

2. LAW ENFORCEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, AND SURVEILLANCE

A. The Fourth Amendment and Emerging Technology

B. Federal Electronic Surveillance Law

C. Government Computer Searches

3. PRIVACY AND GOVERNMENT RECORDS AND DATABASES

A. Public Access to Government Records

B. Government Records of Personal Information

C. Identification

4. PRIVACY, BUSINESS RECORDS, AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION

A. The Collection and Use of Personal Data

B. Regulating Business Records and Databases

C. Spam

D. Identity Theft

E. Financial Information

F. Government Access to Financial and Business Records

G. Privacy Policies: Private vs. Public Enforcement

H. Anonymity

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1 Response

  1. Dissent says:

    It looks great, Daniel, and even though IANAL, I’ll be ordering a copy when it becomes available. The topic is not just of interest to those teaching or studying law. We’ve put mention of the book on our news site today. Please post something here when it’s actually out so we can plug it again. 🙂