A Starter List of Privacy References



Roszak T. 'The Cult of Information' Pantheon, NY, 1986

Weizenbaum J. 'Computer Power and Human Reason' Penguin, London, 1976

Laudon K. 'Data quality and due process in large interorganisational record systems' Commun. ACM 29,1 (Jan 1986)

Dunlop C. & Kling R. (Eds.) 'Computerization and Controversy' Academic Press, Boston, 1991; 2nd Ed. 1996


I immodestly suggest my own 'Information Technology and Dataveillance' in Commun. ACM 31, 5 (May 1988) and in Dunlop & Kling (1991). Abstract, contents and figures at http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/DV/CACM88.html

Arguments For Dataveillance

Kusserow R.P. (1984) 'The Government Needs Computer Matching to Root out Waste and Fraud' Comm ACM 27,6 (June 1984) 542-545

Greenberg D.H. (1984) 'Sniffing Out Fraud: Computer Sleuthing Comes to Public Welfare' Public Welfare (Summer 1984) 32-39

Greenberg D.H. & Wolf D.A. (with Pfiester J.) (1986) 'Using Computers to Combat Welfare Fraud: The Operation and Effectiveness of Wage Matching' Greenwood Press Inc., Oct 1986

'Review of Systems for Dealing with Fraud on the Commonwealth' Dept of the Special Minister of State, Aust. Govt Publ. Service (Mar 1987)

'Report of the Joint Select Committee on an Australia Card', Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1986


Rule J.B. 'Private Lives and Public Surveillance: Social Control in the Computer Age' Schocken Books, 1974

Kling R. (1978) 'Automated Welfare Client Tracking and Welfare Service Integration: The Political Economy of Computing' Comm ACM 21,6 (June 1978) 484-93

Rule J.B., McAdam D., Stearns L. & Uglow D. 'The Politics of Privacy' New American Library, 1980

Burnham D. 'The Rise of the Computer State' Random House, NY, 1983

Laudon K.C. 'Dossier Society' Columbia U.P., NY, 1986

Office of Technology Assessment 'Federal Government Information Technology: Electronic Record Systems and Individual Privacy' OTA-CIT-296, U.S. Congress, Washington DC, June 1986

Davies S. 'Big Brother: Australia's Growing Web of Surveillance' Simon & Schuster, Sydney, 1992


Westin A.F. & Baker M. 'Databanks in a Free Society' Quadrangle, NY, 1974

Privacy Act [U.S.] 1974

Privacy Protection Study Commission, 'Personal Privacy in an Information Society' PPSC, U.S. Govt Printing Office, 1977

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development 'Guidelines for the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data' OECD, Paris, 1980

Smith R. Ellis 'Compilation of State and Federal Privacy Laws', Providence RI, annually since 1974

Flaherty D.H. 'Protecting Privacy in Surveillance Societies' Uni. of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1989

Bennett C.J. 'Regulating Privacy' Cornell U.P., Ithaca, 1992

[United States] Bill for The Privacy Protection Act of 1993, S. 1735 (Senator Paul Simon)

Clarke R.A. (1990) 'Social Implications of IT - The Professional's Role' Austral. Comp. J. 22,2 (May 1990)

Dataveillance in Australia

Clarke R.A. (1987) 'Just Another Piece of Plastic for Your Wallet: The Australia Card' Prometheus 5,1 June 1987 Republished in Computers & Society 18,1 (January 1988), with an Addendum in Computers & Society 18,3 (July 1988)

Clarke R.A. (1992a) 'The Resistible Rise of the Australian National Personal Data System' Software L. J. 5,1 (January 1992)

NSWPC Annual Reports, 1976- and reports on particular issues as available N.S.W. Privacy Committee, Sydney (This is Australia's oldest permanent 'watchdog' agency and the only one at State level. Despite limited funding and political support, its complaint-handling and research have been of high quality)

Privacy Commissioner, Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission, Sydney, Annual Reports, 1989- and reports on particular issues as available

Australasian Privacy Law and Policy Reporter, 1994-

Dataveillance in the United States

'Privacy Journal' (Ed. R. Ellis Smith) Providence RI, monthly since 1974

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR), Quarterly Newsletter


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