Saturday, April 25, 2009

New book on privacy

Ian Kerr sent me a copy of his new edited volume on privacy, identity, and anonymity, Lessons From the Identity Trail: Anonymity, Privacy and Identity in a Networked Society. It’s Canada-focused but ends with a bunch of country-specific pieces on the law of anonymity in various places. My favorite piece was a very interesting essay by Jane Doe on anonymity for rape victims, discussing the way anonymity is presented as protection for women, because to be a woman is apparently to be endangered. Similarly, another piece by Jane Bailey looks at the implications of webcamming for women. Available online, and also from Oxford.

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