Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Privacy's Complexities Chapter 3 The Law on Privacy Chapter 4 Ambiguous Privacy Chapter 5 Privacy Endangered Chapter 6 Privacy and the Processing of Personal Data Chapter 7 Conclusion Chapter 8 Appendix: The European Community Directive on Personal Data Chapter 9 Bibliography Chapter 10 Index
Serge Gutwirth is professor of law at the Free University of Brussels and the Erasmus University Rotterdam. The Rathenau Institute, the Dutch national technology assessment organization, is an independent organization and is one of the institutes of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Serge Gutwirth impressively draws on Dutch, German, French, and English language sources to develop a strong argument regarding the centrality of privacy to personal freedom and the challenges to that sacred connection posed by new, and increasingly omniscient, information technologies. A most welcome addition to the comparative literature on privacy and technology. -- Gary T. Marx, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; author of Windows Into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology