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EPIC Alert 4.14 [1997] EPICAlert 14


Volume 4.14 October 19, 1997

Published by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents - Special Book Edition

[1] About the EPIC Bookstore
[2] Books - Two From EPIC
[3] Consumer Privacy
[4] First Amendment and Free Expression
[5] Web Privacy, Security and Online Commerce
[6] Politics of Privacy
[7] Our Favorites
[8] Upcoming Conferences and Events

[1] About the EPIC Bookstore

In association with, EPIC has set out to offer nothingless than the most comprehensive collection of books on civilliberties, privacy, and on-line freedom available anywhere on theInternet today.

The titles below are among our favorites. You can order these booksby visiting the EPIC Bookstore at:

[2] Books - Two From EPIC

The Electronic Privacy Papers by Bruce Schneier and DavidBanisar. Forward by Hon. John Anderson.

The definitive collection of materials on the issues, players, and history of the battle for electronic privacy in the information age.
Contains more than 700 pages of previously classified government documents, Congressional testimony, reports, and news items.

List: $59.99 (Cloth, 768 pages, Wiley, 1997)

Technology and Privacy: The New Landscape, edited by Philip E. Agre andMarc Rotenberg. With contributions by Philip E. Agre, VictoriaBellotti, Colin J. Bennett, Herbert Burkert, Simon G. Davies, David H.
Flaherty, Robert Gellman, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, David J. Phillips,
and Rohan Samarajiva.

"The erosion of privacy is of concern to all Americans. This book provides a valuable framework for readers of many disciplines and will clarify the issues we need to address."

- Caroline Kennedy, co-author of The Right to Privacy
List: $25.00 (Hardcover, 280 pages, MIT Press, 1997)

[3] Consumer Privacy

The Privacy Rights Handbook: How to Take Control of Your PersonalInformation by Beth Givens.

A consumer's guide to protecting privacy. Filled with advice and information about how you can protect your personal information.
Covers medical records, bank records, credit reports, and more.

List: $12.50 (Cloth, 336 pages, 1997)

Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World by AnnCavoukian & Don Tapscott.

Think you're being watched? You may be right. A privacy commissioner and a futurist team up to explore current and future threats to personal privacy.

List: $24.95 (Hardcover)

[4] First Amendment and Free Expression

May It Please the Court: The First Amendment by Peter Irons (editor).

"This sequel to the best-selling May It Please The Court focuses on sixteen key First Amendment cases illustrating the most controversial debates over issues of free speech, freedom of the press, and the right to assemble. Includes actual oral arguments made before the Supreme Court by well-known attorneys,
along with transcripts placing speakers and cases in context."

List $59.95 (Book and 4 cassettes, New Press, 1997)

The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass.

A classic work, universally acclaimed as the greatest German novel written since the end of World War II. The film version received an Oscar in 1978.

(Vintage Edition, 1991. $12.00 -- paper)

Intellectual Freedom Manual by The Office for Intellectual Freedom,
American Library Association.

Good advice for protecting freedom in the on-line world.

($30.00 -- paperback)

Technologies of Freedom by Ithiel De Sola Pool.

One of the early works on why regulating speech in cyberspace is a bad idea.

($15.95 -- paperback, special order)

[5] Web Privacy, Security and Online Commerce

Web Security & Commerce by Simson Garfinkel and Gene Spafford.

A comprehensive, well written introduction to developing and maintaining safe web sites. Also provides excellent technical information on timely policy issues, such as privacy,
cryptography, censorship technology and intellectual property.

List: $26.95 (Cloth, 405 pages, 1997)

Protect Your Privacy on the Internet by Bryan Pfaffenberger.

A critical privacy survival guide for anyone who clicks on a web page, sends e-mail, posts to newsgroups, or just wonders how it is that so much personal information is available online. Software tools included.

List: $26.95 (Hardcover, 405 pages, 1997
Digital Cash by Peter Wayner.

The second edition of the highly acclaimed Digital Cash is an updated and comprehensive guide to exchanging money over the Net.
The coverage includes algorithms for producing and implementing monetary systems like digital checks, digital coupons, digital cashier's checks, divisible cash and anonymous digital cash, as well as a survey of the different commercial digital cash systems available. The enclosed DOS disk contains CGI scripts and demos of digital cash software.

List: $35.00 (Hardcover, 1997)

[6] Politics of Privacy

Persuasion and Privacy in Cyberspace : The Online Protests over LotusMarketplace and the Clipper Chip by Laura J. Gurak
"What happens when the Internet is used as a forum for public debate? Do the speed and power of computer-mediated communication foster democratic discourse and protest? This fascinating book examines two examples of social action on the Internet - the organized protests against Lotus MarketPlace and the Clipper chip - in order to evaluate the impact of the net on our social and political life."

List: $25.00 (Hardcover, 192 pages, Yale University Press, 1997)

[7] Our Favorites

The Right to Privacy by Ellen Alderman & Caroline Kennedy.

Engaging, personal, and educational. These two law school friends (one whom happens to be the daughter of a President) describe how the law and the legal system wrestle with the right to privacy.

List: $26.95 (Hardcover, 405 pages)

Shamans, Software, and Spleens : Law and the Construction of theInformation Society by James Boyle.

Complex but compelling. This law school professor goes past the cliches and hype of the Internet world and asks Big Questions about where this is all heading. Some of his answers may surprise you.

List: $35.00 (Hardcover)

Above the Law: Secret Deals, Political Fixes, and OtherMisadventures of the U.S. Department of Justice by David Burnham.

Investigative reporting at its best. What goes on at the Department of Justice? Burnham gets the names and the numbers inside the government's law operation.

List: $27.50 (Hardcover)

Regulating Privacy: Data Protection and Public Policy in Europe andthe United States by Colin Bennett.

As technologies converge, so too do regulations for privacy protection. A careful look at the development of privacy policies in the U.S. and Europe. Required reading for privacy policymakers.

List: $17.95 (Paperback, special order)

Computer Related Risks by Peter G. Neumann.

From the moderator of this RISKS Digest comes this compendium of the glitches, bugs, breakdowns, and other less than desired outcomes that keeps the computing world on its toes. Or at least should.

List: $24.75 (Paperback, 357 pages)

Applied Cryptography by Bruce Schneier.

From Caesar's cipher to quantum cryptography, no book covers the development of crypto as well as this information-packed reference work. The book the NSA never wanted published.

List: $49.95 (Paperback, 758 pages)

All of these titles and many, many more are available quickly and easily atthe EPIC Bookstore:

[8] Upcoming Conferences and Events

"Privacy at the Crossroads: Law, Technology and Public Policy."
October 20,1997. Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC.
Contact: More information:

"Privacy in the Information Age." October 21, 1997. BrookingsInstitution. Washington, DC. Contact Amy Barrett 202/797-6159. Moreinformation:

Managing the Privacy Revolution '97. October 21-23, 1997. Washington,
DC. Sponsored by Privacy and American Business. Contact:
RSA'98 -- The 1998 RSA Data Security Conference. January 12-16,
1998. San Francisco, CA. Contact or

7th USENIX Security Symposium. January 26-29, 1998. San Antonio, TxSponsored by USENIX & CERT.
The Eighth Conference on Computers, Freedom & Privacy. February,
18-20, 1998. Austin, TX. Contact:

ACM Policy98. May 10-12, 1998. Washington, DC. Sponsored by ACMand USACM.

(Send calendar submissions to

The EPIC Alert is a free biweekly publication of the ElectronicPrivacy Information Center. To subscribe, send email with the subject: "subscribe" (no quotes) or usethe subscription form at:
Back issues are available at:

The Electronic Privacy Information Center is a public interest researchcenter in Washington, DC. It was established in 1994 to focus publicattention on emerging privacy issues such as the Clipper Chip, theDigital Telephony proposal, national ID cards, medical record privacy,
and the collection and sale of personal information. EPIC is sponsoredby the Fund for Constitutional Government, a non-profit organizationestablished in 1974 to protect civil liberties and constitutionalrights. EPIC publishes the EPIC Alert, pursues Freedom of InformationAct litigation, and conducts policy research. For more information,
e-mail, or write EPIC, 666Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Suite 301, Washington, DC 20003. +1 202 544 9240(tel), +1 202 547 5482 (fax).

If you'd like to support the work of the Electronic Privacy InformationCenter, contributions are welcome and fully tax-deductible. Checksshould be made out to "The Fund for Constitutional Government" and sentto EPIC, 666 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Suite 301, Washington DC 20003.
Individuals with First Virtual accounts can donate at
Your contributions will help support Freedom of Information Act andFirst Amendment litigation, strong and effective advocacy for the rightof privacy and efforts to oppose government regulation of encryptionand funding of the National Wiretap Plan.

Thank you for your support.

END EPIC Alert 4.14

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