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Privacy’s Blueprint

The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674976009

Publication Date: 04/09/2018

Academic Trade

384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 halftones, 1 chart


Deceptive design nudges, tricks, and goads you into sharing more than you might intend to online, Hartzog argues in his new book… And when you think you’re in control of your own data, you rarely are.—Ariel Bogle, ABC News [Australia]

[A] smart new book… [W]ill repay the attention of designers, privacy professionals, and anyone who wants to learn how design guided by strengthened laws and regulations might help us emerge from today’s swirl of privacy problems.—James Barszcz, The Privacy Advisor [International Association of Privacy Professionals website]

With deep insight, passion, and humor, Woodrow Hartzog demands that we see what has been in front us all along yet never meaningfully reckoned with. As Hartzog makes clear, we can design apps, social media, and networked clothing (underwear!) with privacy in mind but we need a plan and this book provides it in spades. This is a defining book for our information age and a must read.—Danielle Keats Citron, author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace

Privacy’s Blueprint is a real tour de force, introducing a rigorous structure for multiple dimensions of privacy protections.—Frank Pasquale, author of The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information

A bold and innovative privacy agenda and a beautifully written book. Hartzog demonstrates how and why privacy design is about power and politics.—Paul M. Schwartz, author of Information Privacy Law

Filled with fascinating examples and written in a lively and accessible way, Privacy’s Blueprint is the definitive chronicle of Privacy by Design. This is one of the most important books about privacy in our times.—Daniel J. Solove, author of Understanding Privacy

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