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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating! Shocking! A Must For Anyone Who Wants Privacy!
This is an incredible book that deals with the increasingly complicated problem of privacy in an increasingly technologically based society. This book reveals the secrets behind such things as "preferred shoppers cards" and direct marketing. If you care about your privacy, this book is a must-read.
Published on 21 Oct. 1998

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2.0 out of 5 stars Paranoia doesn't help solve the privacy problem!
I was disappointed not so much by what I found, but rather by what is missing. After finishing the book I still wanted to know what the precise data enities are that may typically be considered candidates for privacy treatment. This is a key piece of information that was completely missing from the book.
So I went to the web site managed by Dr. Cavoukian, The...
Published on 3 Jun. 1999


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2.0 out of 5 stars Paranoia doesn't help solve the privacy problem!, 3 Jun. 1999
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This review is from: Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World (Hardcover)
I was disappointed not so much by what I found, but rather by what is missing. After finishing the book I still wanted to know what the precise data enities are that may typically be considered candidates for privacy treatment. This is a key piece of information that was completely missing from the book.
So I went to the web site managed by Dr. Cavoukian, The Ontario Privacy Commissioner to ask about where I might obtain such information. Amazingly, I could not send her, the Ontario Privacy Comissioner an e-mail. <P A quote from Dr. Cavoukian's Ontario Privacy Commissoner site reads "It is an unfortunate reality of the present Internet that communications carried over it are neither secure nor verifiable. We look forward to the day when this is not the case. However, at the present time, to ensure that there is no confusion over your communication with the Commissioner, we ask that you use one of the methods listed above to make your enquires." The above methods to chose from were mail, fax, or phone. Obviously, mail, phone and fax are equally at risk if not more so, and not all information has to be of a confidential nature. It is hard to take this person seriously since she clearly lacks a fundamental grasp of the technology she is tasked to protect.
I do not recommend the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating! Shocking! A Must For Anyone Who Wants Privacy!, 21 Oct. 1998
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This review is from: Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World (Hardcover)
This is an incredible book that deals with the increasingly complicated problem of privacy in an increasingly technologically based society. This book reveals the secrets behind such things as "preferred shoppers cards" and direct marketing. If you care about your privacy, this book is a must-read.
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