Exploding Data

Exploding Data

Reclaiming Our Cyber Security in the Digital Age

Book - 2018 | First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition, First edition
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Baker & Taylor
The former Secretary of Homeland Security outlines powerful arguments for new laws and policies to protect society and individual autonomy from cyber-security threats.

Perseus Publishing
A powerful argument for new laws and policies regarding cyber-security, from the former Secretary of Homeland Security
The most dangerous threat we—individually and as a society and country—face today is no longer military, but rather the increasingly pervasive exposure of our personal information; nothing undermines our freedom more than losing control of information about ourselves. And yet, as daily events underscore, we are ever more vulnerable to cyber-attack.

In this bracing book, Michael Chertoff makes clear that our laws and policies surrounding the protection of personal information, written for an earlier time, need to be completely overhauled in the Internet era. On the one hand, the collection of data—more widespread by business than by government, and impossible to stop—should be facilitated as an ultimate protection for society. On the other, standards under which information can be inspected, analyzed, or used must be significantly tightened. In offering his compelling call for action, Chertoff argues that what is at stake is not so much the simple loss of privacy, which is almost impossible to protect, but of individual autonomy—the ability to make personal choices free of manipulation or coercion. Offering colorful stories over many decades that illuminate the three periods of data gathering we have experienced, Chertoff explains the complex legalities surrounding issues of data collection and dissemination today, and charts a path that balances the needs of government, business, and individuals alike.

Baker
& Taylor

The former Secretary of Homeland Security and author of Homeland Security: Assessing the First Five Years outlines powerful arguments for new laws and policies to protect society and individual autonomy from cyber-security threats.

Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2018
Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition, First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780802127938
0802127932
Branch Call Number: 343.7309 C424e
Characteristics: vii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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