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Roger Clarke's Accessible Dataveillance Papers<

Reasonably Easy Reading about Dataveillance And Privacy

Roger Clarke **

Version of 8 January 2002, rev. 11 December 2006

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This document lists those papers that are designed to be reasonably accessible, rather than intended for publication in refereed journals.

A separate document provides an annotated bibliography of my 100-plus publications in the area.

Another lists my main papers in reverse chronological order.

Finally, the document that is likely to be most up-to-date is my What's New Page.

Primary Materials

'Introduction and Definitions' (August 1997), at

'What's Privacy?' (July 2006), at

'Privacy: More Wobble-Board Than Balance-Beam' (March 2004), at

'While You Were Sleeping ... Surveillance Technologies Arrived' (January-February 2001), at

'Have We Learnt To Love Big Brother?' (April 2005), at

Next-Round Reading

'Dataveillance: Delivering 1984' Chapter in Green L. & Guinery R. (Eds.) 'Framing Technology: Society, Choice and Change' Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1994. At

'Information Privacy On the Internet: Cyberspace Invades Personal Space' (1998), at

Some Further Reading

'A 'Future Trace' on Dataveillance: Trends in the Anti-Utopia / Science Fiction Genre' (March 1993) At

'The Eras of Dataveillance' (March 1994). At

'Trails in the Sand' (May 1996), at

'Introducing PITs and PETs: Technologies Affecting Privacy' (March 2001), at

'Invasiveness of the Body-Snatchers' (March 2001), at

'The Information Infrastructure is a Super Eye-Way', a Book Review of Simon Davies book 'Monitor', Privacy Law & Policy Reporter 3, 5 (August 1996), at

'The Promises and Threats in Electronic Commerce' (August 1997), prepared as a basis for an interview by the ABC TV series, Quantum, at

'A History of Privacy in Australia', at

'Flaws in the Glass; Gashes in the Fabric: Deficiencies in the Australian Privacy-Protective Regime' Invited Address to Symposium on 'The New Privacy Laws', Queen Victoria Ballroom, George St, Sydney, 19 February 1997 , at

'Information Technology: Weapon of Authoritarianism or Tool of Democracy?' Proc. World Congress, Int'l Fed. of Info. Processing, Hamburg, September 1994. At

Author Affiliations

Roger Clarke is Principal of Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, Canberra. He is also a Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre at the University of N.S.W., a Visiting Professor in the E-Commerce Programme at the University of Hong Kong, and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Australian National University.

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