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From: David Farber <farber () cis upenn edu>
Date: Sat, 04 Oct 1997 15:47:16 -0400

       


The Electronic Privacy Papers: Documents on the Battle for Privacy
in the Age of Surveillance


by Bruce Schneier and David Banisar


John Wiley & Sons, 1997
ISBN: 0-471-12297-1; 747 pages
Retail: $60 hardcover


Trying to keep up with the advancements in cryptography and digital
telephony, the government has advocated controversial new tools
that will allow them to monitor electronic communications. On the
other side of the spectrum, privacy advocates are vehemently
opposed to any government monitoring whatsoever.


The Electronic Privacy Papers is a collection of previously
unreleased documents dealing with privacy in the Information Age.
Combining public government pronouncement, public reactions, and
previously classified documents released under FOIA, this book
paints a clear picture of government policies towards encryption
and privacy and how they will impact individuals and companies
involved with the Internet.


Issues covered include:


        The economic and political rationale for demanding digital
wiretapping and surveillance.


        The legal foundations, and limitations to, government
surveillance.


        Government strategies for soliciting cooperation from
telephone companies and equipment manufacturers.


        Which policies industries and individuals can expect the
government to pursue in the future.


The Electronic Privacy Papers retails for $60 in hardcover.  I am
offering it at the usual 15% discount.
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                     Table of Contents




PART 1: PRIVACY AND THE INFORMATION SNOOPERHIGHWAY
Introduction: Roadblocks on the Information Superhighway


PART 2: WIRETAPPING
Overview of Wiretapping


PART 3: LOBBYING FOR SURVEILLANCE: THE DIGITAL TELEPHONY PROPOSAL
Government Pronouncements: The Digital Telephony Proposal
Behind the Iron Curtain: Operation Root Canal
Digital Telephony: The Public Response


PART 4: CRYPTOGRAPHY
Cryptography - The Cure for the Common Bug


PART 5: THE BATTLE FOR CONTROL OF CRYPTOGRAPHY
The Field of Battle: An Overview
Early Skirmishes
The Clipper Chip Proposal
Unclassified: The Story Behind Clipper
Clipping the Clipper: Public Response to Desktop Surveillance


PART 6: PUTTING THE GENIE BACK IN THE BOTTLE: EXPORT CONTROLS ON
        CRYPTOGRAPHY
Atom Bombs, Fighter Planes, Machines Guns and Cryptography: Export
        Control
Untying the Gordian Knot: Efforts to Relax Export Controls


PART 7: BIG BROTHER AS THE KEEPER OF THE KEYS: WILL THE GOVERNMENT
        TAKE OVER CRYPTO?
Banning Cryptography
Software Key Escrow


EPILOGUE: THE FUTURE OF CRYPTOGRAPHY
Bibliography of Books on Wiretapping, Cryptography and Privacy
Index.








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