Berkeley professor's new book, "Privacy in Peril"

01/29/08 Mitch E. Perry
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Sometimes there are accounts in the media of identity theft, where stored personal data gets misdirected for criminal purposes.

But a Berkeley University Professor says Americans should worry less about the illegal uses of personal data, and more about the perfectly legal uses of our data by the government and private industry.

James Rule teaches at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California at Berkeley. His new book is called, “Privacy in Peril: How We are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience.”

WMNF spoke with him earlier this month. In his book, Rule writes that “privacy is indeed on the way to becoming an anachronistic value.”

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