An authoritative analysis of one of the most revered rights of peoples and cultures around the world–privacy. Invasion of Privacy chronicles the most pressing privacy issues and dilemmas from around the world from the 17th century to today. Shocking accounts of government and corporate abuse liven discussions of controversial topics ranging from high-tech surveillance and the collection of personal data to bodily and sexual privacy. The internet, a platform for free speech now subject to calls for rigorous censorship, and the global threat of terrorism in the post-September 11 era receive special emphasis.
Library Journal Review: “Keenan achieves balance by presenting the varying points of view on the topic and manages to convey the essentials of a complex and timely subject. Highly recommended for most libraries.”—February 1, 2006