Book Review: The Electronic Privacy Papers

  • Thom Gillespie
  • Library Journal
  • January 1, 1998

This is not an academically neutral book on the subject of privacy. Both Schneier and Banisar are security and privacy advocates of long standing, and they like to refer to the information superhighway as the information “snooperhighway.” Here, they have collected previously classified documents from both government and industry sources. Coverage includes digital wiretapping, E-mail security, cryptography, the National Security Administration’s perspective on telecommunications, the clipper chip, softkey escrow, and much more. Recommended for all libraries.

Categories: Text, The Electronic Privacy Papers

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.