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   Volume 4.14                                  October 19, 1997
                            Published by the
              Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
                            Washington, D.C.
Table of Contents - Special Book Edition
[1] About the EPIC Bookstore
[2] Books - Two From EPIC
[3] Consumer Privacy
[4] First Amendment and Free Expression
[5] Web Privacy, Security and Online Commerce
[6] Politics of Privacy
[7] Our Favorites
[8] Upcoming Conferences and Events
[1] About the EPIC Bookstore
In association with Amazon.com, EPIC has set out to offer nothing
less than the most comprehensive collection of books on civil
liberties, privacy, and on-line freedom available anywhere on the
Internet today.
The titles below are among our favorites.  You can order these books
by visiting the EPIC Bookstore at:
[2] Books - Two From EPIC
The Electronic Privacy Papers by Bruce Schneier and David
Banisar.  Forward by Hon. John Anderson.
     The definitive collection of materials on the issues, players, and
     history of the battle for electronic privacy in the information age.
     Contains more than 700 pages of previously classified government
     documents, Congressional testimony, reports, and news items.
     List: $59.99 (Cloth, 768 pages, Wiley, 1997)
Technology and Privacy: The New Landscape, edited by Philip E. Agre and
Marc Rotenberg.  With contributions by Philip E. Agre, Victoria
Bellotti, Colin J. Bennett, Herbert Burkert, Simon G. Davies, David H.
Flaherty, Robert Gellman, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, David J. Phillips,
and Rohan Samarajiva.
     "The erosion of privacy is of concern to all Americans.  This book
      provides a valuable framework for readers of many disciplines and
      will clarify the issues we need to address."
           - Caroline Kennedy, co-author of The Right to Privacy
     List: $25.00 (Hardcover, 280 pages, MIT Press, 1997)
[3] Consumer Privacy
The Privacy Rights Handbook: How to Take Control of Your Personal
Information by Beth Givens.
     A consumer's guide to protecting privacy. Filled with advice and
     information about how you can protect your personal information.
     Covers medical records, bank records, credit reports, and more.
      List: $12.50 (Cloth, 336 pages, 1997)
Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World by Ann
Cavoukian & Don Tapscott.
     Think you're being watched? You may be right. A privacy
     commissioner and a futurist team up to explore current and future
     threats to personal privacy.
     List: $24.95 (Hardcover)
[4] First Amendment and Free Expression
May It Please the Court: The First Amendment by Peter Irons (editor).
     "This sequel to the best-selling May It Please The Court focuses
     on sixteen key First Amendment cases illustrating the most
     controversial debates over issues of free speech, freedom of
     the press, and the right to assemble. Includes actual oral
     arguments made before the Supreme Court by well-known attorneys,
     along with transcripts placing speakers and cases in context."
     List $59.95 (Book and 4 cassettes, New Press, 1997)
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass.
     A classic work, universally acclaimed as the greatest German novel
     written since the end of World War II.  The film version received
     an Oscar in 1978.
     (Vintage Edition, 1991. $12.00 -- paper)
Intellectual Freedom Manual by The Office for Intellectual Freedom,
American Library Association.
     Good advice for protecting freedom in the on-line world.
     ($30.00 -- paperback)
Technologies of Freedom by Ithiel De Sola Pool.
     One of the early works on why regulating speech in cyberspace is
     a bad idea.
     ($15.95 -- paperback, special order)
[5] Web Privacy, Security and Online Commerce
Web Security & Commerce by Simson Garfinkel and Gene Spafford.
     A comprehensive, well written introduction to developing and
     maintaining safe web sites. Also provides excellent technical
     information on timely policy issues, such as privacy,
     cryptography, censorship technology and intellectual property.
     List: $26.95 (Cloth, 405 pages, 1997)
Protect Your Privacy on the Internet by Bryan Pfaffenberger.
     A critical privacy survival guide for anyone who clicks on a web
     page, sends e-mail, posts to newsgroups, or just wonders how it is
     that so much personal information is available online. Software
     tools included.
     List: $26.95 (Hardcover, 405 pages, 1997
Digital Cash by Peter Wayner.
     The second edition of the highly acclaimed Digital Cash is an
     updated and comprehensive guide to exchanging money over the Net.
     The coverage includes algorithms for producing and implementing
     monetary systems like digital checks, digital coupons, digital
     cashier's checks, divisible cash and anonymous digital cash, as
     well as a survey of the different commercial digital cash systems
     available.  The enclosed DOS disk contains CGI scripts and demos of
     digital cash software.
      List: $35.00  (Hardcover, 1997)
[6] Politics of Privacy
Persuasion and Privacy in Cyberspace : The Online Protests over Lotus
Marketplace and the Clipper Chip by Laura J. Gurak
     "What happens when the Internet is used as a forum for public
     debate? Do the speed and power of computer-mediated communication
     foster democratic discourse and protest? This fascinating book
     examines two examples of social action on the Internet - the
     organized protests against Lotus MarketPlace and the Clipper chip
     - in order to evaluate the impact of the net on our social and
     political life."
     List: $25.00 (Hardcover, 192 pages, Yale University Press, 1997)
[7] Our Favorites
The Right to Privacy by Ellen Alderman & Caroline Kennedy.
     Engaging, personal, and educational.  These two law school
     friends (one whom happens to be the daughter of a
     President) describe how the law and the legal system
     wrestle with the right to privacy.
     List: $26.95 (Hardcover, 405 pages)
Shamans, Software, and Spleens : Law and the Construction of the
Information Society by James Boyle.
     Complex but compelling.  This law school professor goes past the
     cliches and hype of the Internet world and asks Big Questions
     about where this is all heading. Some of his answers may surprise
     List: $35.00 (Hardcover)
Above the Law: Secret Deals, Political Fixes, and Other
Misadventures of the U.S. Department of Justice by David Burnham.
     Investigative reporting at its best.  What goes on at the
     Department of Justice?  Burnham gets the names and the numbers
     inside the government's law operation.
     List: $27.50 (Hardcover)
Regulating Privacy: Data Protection and Public Policy in Europe and
the United States by Colin Bennett.
     As technologies converge, so too do regulations for privacy
     protection.  A careful look at the development of privacy policies in
     the U.S. and Europe.  Required reading for privacy policymakers.
     List: $17.95 (Paperback, special order)
Computer Related Risks by Peter G. Neumann.
      From the moderator of this RISKS Digest comes this
      compendium of the glitches, bugs, breakdowns, and other
      less than desired outcomes that keeps the computing world
      on its toes. Or at least should.
      List: $24.75 (Paperback, 357 pages)
Applied Cryptography by Bruce Schneier.
     From Caesar's cipher to quantum cryptography, no book
     covers the development of crypto as well as this
     information-packed reference work.  The book the NSA never
     wanted published.
     List: $49.95  (Paperback, 758 pages)
All of these titles and many, many more are available quickly and easily at
the EPIC Bookstore:
[8] Upcoming Conferences and Events
"Privacy at the Crossroads: Law, Technology and Public Policy."
October 20,1997. Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC.
Contact: shauna@epic.org. More information:
"Privacy in the Information Age." October 21, 1997. Brookings
Institution. Washington, DC. Contact Amy Barrett 202/797-6159. More
information: http://www.brookings.org/PA/EVENTS/10-21-97.HTM.
Managing the Privacy Revolution '97. October 21-23, 1997. Washington,
DC. Sponsored by Privacy and American Business. Contact:
RSA'98 -- The 1998 RSA Data Security Conference.  January 12-16,
1998. San Francisco, CA.  Contact kurt@rsa.com or
7th USENIX Security Symposium. January 26-29, 1998. San Antonio, Tx
Sponsored by USENIX & CERT. http://www.usenix.org/sec/sec98.html
The Eighth Conference on Computers, Freedom & Privacy. February,
18-20, 1998. Austin, TX. Contact: mlemley@mail.law.utexas.edu.
ACM Policy98. May 10-12, 1998. Washington, DC. Sponsored by ACM
and USACM.
             (Send calendar submissions to alert@epic.org)
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