The right to privacy is considered to be a human right and is valued by people everywhere. Traditionally, privacy has been protected by virtue of citizenship within  a nation where the government accepts its obligation to protect the privacy of its people.  In the U.S., the Bill of Rights prevails as the laws that sustain our individual liberties and privacy here at home. 


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Short Bibliography:

Bailey, Dennis. 2004. The Open Society Paradox. Brassey's, Inc.; Washington, D.C.

Bennett, Colin J. 2008. The Privacy Advocates: Resisting the spread of surveillance. The MIT Press; Cambridge, MA.

Bennett, Colin J. and Grant, Rebecca, eds. 1999. Visions of Privacy: Policy Choices for the Digital Age. University of Toronto Press; Toronto, CA.

Bennett, Colin J. and Raab, Charles D. 2006.  The Governance of Privacy: Policy instruments in global perspective. The MIT Press; Cambridge, MA.

Bier, William C., editor.  1980.  Privacy: A Vanishiing Value? (The Pastoral Psychology Series). v.10  Fordham University Press; New York.   

Dowding, Martin R.  2011.  Privacy: Defending an Illusion. Scarecrow Press, Inc.; Plymouth, UK.

Gore, Albert. 2013. The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. Random House; New York. 

Palfrey, John and Gasser, Urs.  2008.  Born Digital: Understanding the first generation of digital natives. Basic Books; New York. 

Solove, Daniel J.  2004.  The Digital person: Technology and privacy in the information age.  New York University Press; New York.