Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 March 2009

592 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195372472

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Lessons from the Identity Trail

Anonymity, Privacy and Identity in a Networked Society

Ian Kerr, Carole Lucock, and Valerie Steeves

  • Examines key questions about anonymity, privacy and identity in an environment that increasingly automates the collection of personal information and uses surveillance to reduce corporate and security risks
  • Competing works on these topics tend either to be from a significantly narrower perspective or directed towards a specialized audience
  • Privacy and issues of identity are here examined through an interdisciplinary lens, informed by the results of a major research project that brought together a distinguished array of philosophers, ethicists, cognitive scientists, lawyers, cryptographers, engineers, policy analysts, government policy makers and privacy experts

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