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In pursuit of privacy : law, ethics, and the rise of technology / Judith Wagner DeCew.

DeCew, Judith Wagner.
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Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1997.

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xii, 199 pages ; 22 cm

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-191) and index


Origins and history of privacy -- Narrow views of privacy developed from the law -- Definitions of privacy, philosophical responses, and conceptual alternatives -- Defending a broad conception of privacy -- The feminist critique of privacy -- Judicial interpretation and John Hart Ely's critique of Roe v. Wade -- Constitutional privacy and the arguments in Bowers v. Hardwick -- Drug testing: a case study in balancing privacy and public safety -- Information technology: a challenge to privacy protection.


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