Controlling Knowledge: Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection in a Networked World

By Lorna Stefanick

Electronic communications know-how has immeasurably stronger our skill to shop, retrieve, and trade info. yet who controls our entry to info, and who comes to a decision what others have a correct to grasp approximately us? In Controlling Knowledge, writer Lorna Stefanick deals a thought-provoking and eminently undemanding review of present laws governing freedom of knowledge and the safety of privacy.

Aiming to elucidate instead of mystify, Stefanick outlines the background and alertness of FOIP laws, with specific specialize in how those legislation have an effect on the person. to demonstrate the effect of FOIP, she examines the suggestion of expert consent, appears to be like at issues approximately surveillance within the electronic age, and explores the occasionally insidious impression of fb. experts in public coverage and public management, details expertise, communications, legislations, legal justice, sociology, and health and wellbeing care will locate a lot right here that bears at once on their paintings, whereas scholars and basic readers will welcome the book’s down-to-earth language and available style.

Intended to function a “citizen’s guide,” Controlling Knowledge is an important source for a person looking to know the way freedom of knowledge and privateness security are legally outlined and the way this laws is shaping our person rights as electorate of the data age.

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