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September 2006

Secure Reads: How technology is endangering your privacy

Here are three new security titles for your bookshelf. This month, we highlight those addressing privacy: Privacy Lost: How Technology is Endangering Your Privacy By David H. Holtzman Jossey-Bass, 298 pages, $24.95 Want to know the seven sins against privacy? Holtzman categorizes these violations, identifies who controls sensitive information on Americans and how, he says, technology has facilitated the erosion of privacy. The book also examines the tradeoffs made between security and privacy and economic development. The Visible Employee: Using Workplace Monitoring and Surveillance to Protect Information Assets--Without Compro-mising Employee Privacy or Trust By Jeffrey M. Stanton and Kathryn R. Stam Information Today, 353 pages, $24.95 In the culmination of a four-year examination into workplace security and monitoring, Stanton and Stam reveal interesting observations on employee and management attitudes toward the practice, including how monitoring heads off legal woes, as well as how it can erode morale in a placid corporate...

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