Robert Ellis Smith

Biography

Publisher of the consumer-oriented Privacy Journal newsletter since 1974; author of a 2004 acclaimed account of privacy in American history, a collection of all state and federal privacy laws, a directory of privacy professionals, and several other books and eBooks on privacy and surveillance. Author and journalist, based in Providence RI.

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Consumer's Handheld Guide to Privacy Protections
By Robert Ellis Smith
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 52,350. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2010 by R. E. Smith. Category: Nonfiction
Descriptions and legal citations for state and federal laws protecting personal information in the marketplace, at work, at school or at home. Selected categories from the Compilation of State and Federal Privacy Laws, 2010 ed. Includes financial, credit, medical, school, government, insurance, and employment records, plus Social Security numbers, tracking technologies and telephone services.
Compilation of State and Federal Privacy Laws, 2010 Consolidated Edition
By Robert Ellis Smith
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 60,250. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2010 by R. E. Smith. Category: Nonfiction
Descriptions and legal citations for 700 state and federal laws protecting personal information or limiting surveillance of individuals, grouped by categories and states. Includes financial, credit, medical, school, government, insurance, employment, and arrest records, plus wiretapping, Social Security numbers, tracking technologies and telephone services.
Ben Franklin's Web Site
By Robert Ellis Smith
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 145,880. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2010 by R. E. Smith. Category: Nonfiction
This engaging book explores the hidden niches of American history to discover the tug between Americans' yearning for privacy and their insatiable curiosity. It includes histories of wiretapping, credit reporting, sexual practices, Social Security numbers and ID cards, modern principles of privacy protection, and the coming of the Internet and the new challenges to personal privacy it brings.

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