Hacking, snooping, data mining: all commonplace in the digital era. At work, on the road, even at home, your personal information can be seen and shared, your privacy violated. Two veteran journalists have written a practical, easy-to-follow guide to minimize your digital footprint, protect your vital information, preventing sensitive details from being misused.
Jim Bronskill and David McKie spell out the 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 as well as the small moves that will help us avoid them. Your Right to Privacy makes an important contribution to enforcing our right to privacy at a time when governments, businesses and others want to know more about almost everything we do. This book follows the successful Your Right to Know by the same two authors.
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About the Authors
Jim Bronskill is a reporter in the Ottawa bureau of The Canadian Press news agency, specializing in security and intelligence, policing and justice related issues. Bronskill also frequently writes about privacy in the digital realm, and has considerable experience using information laws to uncover stories.
David McKie is an award-winning producer with the CBC News parliamentary bureau. He teaches data journalism at the University of King’s College and Carleton University, and has co-instructed a reporting methods class at Carleton with Bronskill since 2003. McKie uses access-to information laws and data analysis to tell stories about public health and other vital topics. The authors were part of the team that won the 2008 Michener Award for its reporting on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police use of Taser stun guns.
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