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Your Right to Privacy: Minimize Your Digital Footprint
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Jim Bronskill Instructor School of Journalism and Communication David McKie (Carleton University)
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Your Right to Privacy: Minimize Your Digital Footprint

Jim Bronskill Instructor School of Journalism and Communication David McKie (Carleton University)


Self-Counsel Press

Privacy law;
Privacy & data protection;
Network security;
Law for the lay person


136 pages

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Hacking, snooping and invading are commonplace on the Internet. Your personal information can be seen and shared and your privacy can be violated. Two veteran journalists, authorities on how information is handled in the digital age, have written a definitive guide to minimize your digital footprint, protect your vital information and prevent it from being misused. Jim Bronskill and David McKie argue there are steps each of us can take to keep our important data out of reach while still participating fully in new technologies. They identify the pitfalls we can make and the small moves that will help us avoid them. Their book makes an important contribution in enforcing our right to privacy at a time when governments, special interests and others are trying to watch everything we do. 'Your Right To Privacy' outlines in detail how to keep your information as safe as possible in an age of hacking, sharing and surveillance. This is the definitive guide on how to minimize your digital footprint and protect your privacy in the digital age.

By:   Jim Bronskill, Instructor School of Journalism and Communication David McKie (Carleton University)
Imprint:   Self-Counsel Press
Country of Publication:   Canada
Edition:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 226mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 5mm
Weight:   181g
ISBN:   9781770402638
ISBN 10:   1770402632
Series:   Self-Counsel Legal
Pages:   136
Publication Date:   June 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Foreword xi
Introduction xiii
1 Privacy Through the Ages 1
2 Privacy at Home 5
1. Telemarketers 6
1.1 How to complain 8
2. Political Parties 9
3. A Wired House 11
3 Employee Privacy Rights 17
1. What Information Can Your Employer Collect? 18
2. Why Do Employers Need This Information? 19
3. What Steps Can You Take? 20
4 Online Security 23
1. Identity Theft 26
1.1 What to do if you're a victim of identity theft 27
2. Spam 29
2.1 What to do if you're a victim of phishing 30
iv Your Right to Privacy
3. Targeted Advertising 33
3.1 What to do to protect your browsing privacy 34
4. Social Media 39
5. Technology 44
5.1 Encryption 45
5.2 Passwords 47
5.3 Online banking 52
6. Transparency Reports 53
5 Traveling 55
1. Smartphones 55
2. In Your Vehicle 61
3. At the Border 64
3.1 Crossing into Canada 65
3.2 Crossing into the United States 67
4. At the Airport 69
5. Staying Secure On the Move 73
6 Pictures and Videos in Public Spaces 77
1. Do I Need the Person's Permission? 78
2. What Rights Do I Have to Not be Photographed? 78
3. Where Can I Take the Photo or Shoot the Video? 79
7 Spying Eyes 81
1. Police 83
2. Intelligence Agencies 85
3. Video Surveillance 89
4. Drones 91
8 Information Requests and Complaints 95
1. Accessing Your Information in the United States 95
2. Accessing Your Information in Canada 96
Contents v
9 The Future 101
1. Genetic Testing 101
2. Wearable Devices 103
3. Big Data 104
Glossary 107
Resources 115
1. Privacy 115
2. Fraud 116
3. Blocking Cookies and Creating Passwords 116
4. Transparency 117
5. Encryption, App Security, and Smartphones 118
6. Border Security 119
7. Key Intelligence Watchdogs 120
8. Information Requests 121
1 Phishing Email 32
2 Opt-out for Cookies 35
3 Google Chrome's Do Not Track Option 36
4 Firefox Do Not Track Option 37
5 Microsoft Internet Explorer Internet Options 38
6 Personal Information Request Form 98

Jim Bronskill is an Ottawa-based national reporter for The Canadian Press, specializing in security, intelligence, justice and policing issues. David McKie is a national producer in the parliamentary bureau of CBC News who focuses on how the government spends money. Jim and David co-teach a course in reporting methods at Carleton University s School of Journalism and Communication. They were part of a team that received the 2008 Michener Award for public service journalism for reporting on RCMP use of Taser stun guns. Records obtained through freedom of information were essential to their reporting.

It might be the handiest book to pick up this year, for both professional and personal use. Bronskill and McKie and Self-Counsel Press produced a timely, easy-to-read-and-use book that every security professional (PhySec or InfoSec) should have. Canadian Security Magazine

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