Privacy and Freedom was originally published in 1967
Through his work--notably his book “Privacy and Freedom,”--Alan Westin was considered to have created the modern field of privacy law.
This is a foundational work in the evolution of modern privacy law, and should appeal to academics, legal scholars and lay people alike.
Can be compared to other best-selling foundational texts published by Ig, such as Bernay's Propaganda and Packard's Hidden Persuaders.
Blurb to come from Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center and author of The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America and The Naked Crowd: Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age.
Introduction from Daniel Solove, Professor of Law at George Washington University and author of NOTHING TO HIDE: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security
Book will feature a brand new introduction written by Westin just before his death in 2013.
The Washington Post in 2013 called it "The best book on privacy written in the late 20th century. Westin identifies four states of privacy: solitude, intimacy, reserve and anonymity....the book inspired many of the privacy reforms of the 1970s and 1980s--such as those championed by the Church Commission and enacted in the Foreign Intelligence Act..."