Privacy and Freedom

Privacy and Freedom

Alan F. Westin, Daniel J. Solove


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  • 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..."

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