Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 May 2009

592 Pages

ISBN: 9780195372472

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Lessons from the Identity Trail

Anonymity, Privacy and Identity in a Networked Society

Ian Kerr

  • 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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