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Notable Privacy Security Books 2013 - TeachPrivacy

Here are some notable books on privacy and security from 2013. To see a more comprehensive list of nonfiction works about privacy and security, Professor Paul Schwartz and I maintain a resource page on Nonfiction Privacy + Security Books.

Transborder Data Flow

Christopher Kuner, Transborder Data Flow Regulation and Data Privacy Law

From the book description: “Kuner traces the history of regulation in different regions, beginning with the earliest European laws in the 1970s, through to leading regional and international instruments of the EU, OECD, Council of Europe, APEC, and other bodies. He also considers regulation developed by the private sector, such as contractual clauses and binding corporate rules. The work then analyses policies underlying such regulation and the legal issues involved, including human rights law, public international law, and EU law.”

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Family Secrets

Deborah Cohen, Family Secrets: Shame and Privacy in Modern Britain

From Margot Finn (University College London): “Deborah Cohen’s richly researched, wonderfully comprehensive, and incisive thematic study of British family secrets from the eighteenth century to the present reminds us that familiarity is always inextricably bound up with hidden histories of relationship. This book is a triumph of new social and cultural history, making us de-naturalize that most natural of our social units, the family unit. The book is a major contribution to our understanding of what it is to be a social person in the modern world.”

Glass Houses

Joel Brenner, Glass Houses:  Privacy, Secrecy and Cyber Insecurity in a Transparent World

From Discover: “A public service announcement of the most urgent sort, this engrossing book reveals how our lack of cyber savvy, both as individuals and as a nation, is exposing us to extraordinary risks…thought-provoking reading from an expert witness.”

Mad Magazine

MAD Magazine The War on Privacy


Khaled El Emam, Risky Business: Sharing Health Data while Protecting Privacy

“Bringing articles from a diverse collection of health data experts to inform the reader on contemporary policy, legal and technical issues surrounding health information privacy and data sharing. It is a uniquely practical work to inform the reader on how best and how not to share health data in the US and Canada.”

Annabelle Lever,  A Democratic Conception of Privacy

From the book jacket description: “With chapters on privacy and equality, the value of privacy and on privacy and abortion, this book provides an introduction to philosophical debates on privacy and offers a distinctive way to think about them.”

Eduardo Ustaran, The Future of Privacy

From the book description: “In recent years, privacy and data protection have become critical issues whose significance is only set to grow. The implications of devising an effective framework to regulate the use of personal information are crucial for the future of humanity, our freedoms and our economic wellbeing. The Future of Privacy argues that in order to get the balance right, policy makers, regulators and organisations must address the specific challenges presented by rapidly evolving technology, the increasing value of personal information and the globalisation of data-reliant activities.”

Black Code

Ronald Deibert, Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace

From Jonathan Zittrain (Harvard University): “For more than a decade, Ron Deibert’s Citizen Lab has been at the forefront of decoding actions both crude and subtle to disrupt Internet access and usage. A path from the Dalai Lama’s hacked laptop to a worldwide espionage ring is but one tale of many of the Lab’s singular exploits — now gathered here in this compelling volume that chronicles the ongoing wars amidst the Internet’s rise.”

Privacy, Due Process and the Computational Turn

Mireille Hildebrandt and Katja de Vries, Privacy, Due Process and the Computational Turn: The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology

From Devin Frank, Birkbeck Law Review: “While the purpose of this volume was to investigate the effects that these substantive topics are having on societal values such as privacy, autonomy and due process, the authors discussions on the means that allow for governments and corporations to utilise such tools―for example, data mining, machine learning and artificial intelligence; and, the moral and ethical implications of these technologies, were well articulated, thought-provoking and fascinating.”

Previous Notable Privacy and Security Book Lists

Notable Privacy and Security Books from 2012

Notable Privacy and Security Books from 2011

Notable Privacy and Security Books from 2010

Notable Privacy and Security Books from 2009

Notable Privacy and Security Books from 2008

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This post was authored by Professor Daniel J. Solove, who through TeachPrivacy develops computer-based privacy and data security training. He also posts at his blog at LinkedIn, which has more than 1 million followers.

Professor Solove is the organizer, along with Paul Schwartz, of the International Privacy + Security Forum (Apr. 3-5, 2019 in Washington, DC), an annual event designed for seasoned professionals. 

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