By Lorna Stefanick

Electronic communications expertise has immeasurably stronger our skill to shop, retrieve, and alternate details. yet who controls our entry to info, and who comes to a decision what others have a correct to grasp approximately us? In Controlling wisdom, writer Lorna Stefanick deals a thought-provoking and trouble-free review of the regulatory regime that at the moment governs freedom of knowledge and the security of privacy.

Aiming to explain instead of mystify, Stefanick outlines the heritage and alertness of FOIP laws, with targeted concentrate on how those legislation have an effect on the person. to demonstrate the impression of FOIP, she examines the idea of expert consent, seems at issues approximately surveillance within the electronic age, and explores the occasionally insidious impact of fb. experts in public coverage and public management, details expertise, communications, legislations, felony justice, sociology, and health and wellbeing care will locate a lot right here that bears at once on their paintings, whereas scholars and normal readers will welcome the book's down-to-earth language and obtainable style.

Intended to function a "citizen's guide," Controlling wisdom is a crucial source for a person looking to know how freedom of data and privateness safeguard are legally outlined and the way this laws is shaping our person rights as electorate of the knowledge age.

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Was planted during what was, in many ways, a solitary childhood in which there were few adults to tell me no. Perhaps it also came from a childhood experience that I remember profoundly: Visiting the 1939 New York World’s Fair right before my family moved from the Bronx to Detroit. I recall we paid a little more than a dollar to get in. I saw whole planned cities and towns. I saw my first fax machine and my first television set, which I watched for a long time, totally spellbound, even though the only things on the screen were images of people walking right by me.

We had convinced analysts that a well-run housing company was immune to the ups and downs of the business cycle. Most stock pickers thought homebuilding would boom in the 1970s. But I wasn’t totally convinced myself. It’s important to pay attention to the lessons of history and know the realities of your industry. In other words, don’t believe the conventional wisdom you create about yourself. So while investors bid up Kaufman and Broad’s stock, we bought a small life insurance company to help stabilize earnings during downturns in the housing market.

They knew even then that there wasn’t a lot they could do to change my mind—and I learned the advantage of reframing the facts in a way nobody had considered before. The name stuck. ” Some of the teasing continued, but it didn’t really sting anymore. I had changed myself. I liked my new name. To me it seemed strong and refined. I still say, “Rhymes with road,” when I introduce myself to people for the first time, and I’m still happy with the way it sounds. I even enjoy the association with the word road, which always suggests a way forward—my preferred direction.

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