M. Hildebrandt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; S. Gutwirth, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Eds.)
Keywords: Data Protection, Privacy, Profiling
This volume aims to put profiling on the agenda of computer scientists, social scientists, lawyers, philosophers and others, by presenting a multifocal perspective that provides serious insight into profiling while also grounding it in its societal context. It consists of a set of main contributions followed by cross-disciplinary replies, thus generating a productive discussion across the borders of different research communities.
2008. XXX, 374 p. 20 illus. Hardcover
59,95 €, $84.95, SFr. 104.50, £46.00
Gary T. Marx, Professor Emeritus, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), : this volume ‘includes a variety of disciplinary perspectives thoughtfully brought to a topic of such emerging social and theoretical importance’ highlighting ‘the clarity and logical organization of the presentation including a very helpful glossary’ and ‘the response of critics and the response to them which keep this lively and far from the didactic quality of so many such volumes.’ He notes that ‘the authors are in general highly experienced leaders in their fields with strong track records. There are no current volumes that come even close to this in comprehensiveness, currency and usefulness to a wide array of specialists’.
Professor Charles Raab, University of Edinburgh : this volume contributes to 'an important and timely subject. It should have an international appeal, to academics, regulators and interest groups who deal with information technologies, privacy, surveillance, regulation, philosophy and cognate subjects. It is academic in tone but accessible to non-academics and to non-specialists.'