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08 February 2010

176 Pages | 16 black and white halftones

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199556533

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Privacy: A Very Short Introduction

Raymond Wacks

Very Short Introductions

  • Examines why we need privacy and value it so much, and what constitutes an invasion of privacy
  • Considers the issues of privacy and security, privacy and the paparazzi, and the protection of personal data
  • Discusses the importance of privacy in debates about law and ethics
  • Puts privacy in its wider social context by giving examples of its sociological and psychological impact
  • Ray Wacks is an expert on the legal protection of privacy and how this protection varies in different countries
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide