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Privacy Law Fundamentals – New 2019 Edition

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I am pleased to announce the publication of the new edition of PRIVACY LAW FUNDAMENTALS, my short guide to privacy law with Prof Paul Schwartz.  The purpose of this compact treatise is to distill the vast terrain of privacy law to the essential cases, regulations, statutes, and other notable developments.  We aim to provide what you need to know about privacy law in a concise volume that doesn’t weigh 500 pounds. We hope that this book will serve as a privacy law reference that you can readily keep at hand.

You can obtain a copy of the book at the IAPP bookstore.  A lot has happened in privacy law since the last edition because every day there’s something new in this field.  Here’s the table of contents.

Please visit my casebook website — Information Privacy Law — to find out more info about this book, as well as my casebooks with Paul Schwartz.

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A Decade of Notable Privacy and Security Books

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I’m pleased to announce that there is a newly-created archive of all of my notable privacy+security books posts – for years 2008-present.  Together, there are probably about 100 books featured.  The past decade has seen a tremendous abundance of scholarship on privacy and security topics, and there are some truly essential books discussed in these posts.

If you’re interested in a more comprehensive listing of privacy+security books (including books written before the past 10 years), Paul Schwartz and I maintain a page over at our Privacy+Security Academy website that lists privacy+security non-fiction books.

 

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Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Humanity’s Future: An Interview with Evan Selinger

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Recently published by Cambridge University Press, Re-Engineering Humanity explores how artificial intelligence, automated decisionmaking, the increasing use of Big Data are shaping the future of humanity. This excellent interdisciplinary book is co-authored by Professors Evan Selinger and Brett Frischmann, and it critically examines three interrelated questions. Under what circumstances can using technology make us more like simple machines than actualized human beings? Why does the diminution of our human potential matter? What will it take to build a high-tech future that human beings can flourish in?  This is a book that will make you think about technology in a new and provocative way.

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The Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy

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Evan Seligner, Jules Polonetsky, and Omer Tene have just published a terrific edited volume of essays called The Cambridge Handbook of Consumer PrivacyThis is a truly impressive collection of writings by a wide array of authors from academia and practice. There’s a robust diversity of viewpoints on wide-ranging and cutting-edge issues.  The book has a hefty price tag, but it is a terrific resource.  

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I have a blurb on the back of the book. This is what I wrote:

The Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy is a magnificent collection of essays – each one short, engaging, and thought-provoking. The broad range of topics covers the most important and vital issues in consumer privacy, and these essays will be relevant for years to come. The authors are a superb assembly of the leading scholars and practitioners from diverse fields and perspectives. This book is a true feast of ideas.

Below is the table of contents.  I found a few of these essays on SSRN, where they are available for free, and I am linking to the ones I found.Continue Reading