Habeas Data Book Launch with Author Cyrus Farivar
Join us in welcoming Cyrus Farivar to Laurel Book Store!
Meet Local Author Cyrus Farivar, who will discuss his work and read from his newest book
About the Book:
From Ars Technica senior business editor Cyrus Farivar, a critical and historic look at how 50 years of American privacy law is inadequate for the near-future of surveillance
Show me the data! Until the 21st century, just about all of our activities were private by default, public through effort; today anything that touches digital space has the potential (and likelihood) to remain somewhere online forever. That means all of the technologies that have made our lives easier, faster, better, more efficient have also simultaneously made it easier to keep an eye on our activities. In 10 crucial legal cases, Habeas Data explores the tools of surveillance that exist today, how they work, and what the implications are for the future of privacy.
About the Author:
Cyrus Farivar is the Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica and the author of THE INTERNET ELSEWHERE. He is also a radio producer and has reported for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, The Economist, Wired, The New York Times, and others.