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Understanding Privacy

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Understanding Privacy
AuthorDaniel J. Solove
PublisherHarvard University Press
Publication date
Publication placeUnited States

Understanding Privacy is a 2008 book on privacy by Daniel J. Solove. The book gives a modern history of the concept of privacy particularly as it is discussed by philosophers and legal theorists. It provides a framework of many people's concept of privacy and the author's own theory of the outline of what privacy covers.


The book was reviewed by various commentators.[1][2][3]

One reviewer said the book "is a vital text; a must read for all who follow, or engage in, privacy debates."[4]


  1. ^ Doris, Martin J (2010). "Daniel J Solove, UNDERSTANDING PRIVACYCambridge, MA: Harvard University Press (www.hup.harvard.edu), 2008 (hb), 2010 (pb). ix + 257 pp". Edinburgh Law Review. 14 (3): 543–545. doi:10.3366/elr.2010.0323. ISSN 1364-9809. The book is available as ISBN 9780674027725 (hb). £33.95. or ISBN 9780674035072 (pb). £14.95.
  2. ^ Sweeney, Miriam (2012). "A Review of "Understanding Privacy"". The Information Society. 28 (5): 344–345. doi:10.1080/01972243.2012.712488. ISSN 0197-2243. S2CID 5390389.
  3. ^ none listed (2010). "Understanding Privacy". docs.law.gwu.edu. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  4. ^ Thierer, Adam (8 November 2008). "Book Review: Solove's Understanding Privacy". techliberation.com. Retrieved 26 February 2015.

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