Buy Now

The Third Edition of Privacy Law and Society is the most comprehensive casebook on privacy law ever produced. It traces the development of modern privacy law, from the early tort cases to present day disputes over drone surveillance, facial recognition, and the Internet of Things. The text examines the philosophical roots of privacy claims and the significant court cases and statues that have emerged. The text provides detailed commentary on leading cases and insight into emerging issues. The text includes new material on developments in the European Union, decisions grounded in fundamental rights jurisprudence, and exposes readers to current debates over cloud computing, online profiling, and the role of the Federal Trade Commission. Privacy Law and Society is the leading and most current text in the privacy field.

Changes in the new edition:

  • Recent Supreme Court cases, including Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) (right to marry), (Riley v. California (2015) (search of a cellphone incident to an arrest), and United States v. Jones (2012) (GPS tracking)
  • Modern privacy statutes, such as the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and the FREEDOM Act
  • New chapter on international privacy law, including major privacy frameworks, EU caselaw, and discussion of recent developments including the EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • New section on standing and Clapper v. Amnesty International (2013)
  • Materials on recent FTC decisions concerning Facebook, Google, and other firms
  • Authoritative history of “Fair Information Practices”
  • New materials on student privacy and “Big Data”
  • Notes on emerging privacy topics, such as drone surveillance, body scanners, metadata, and facial recognition