‘Devastating and urgent, this book could not be more timely’ Caroline Criado Perez, award-winning and bestselling author of Invisible Women
Danielle Citron takes the conversation about technology and privacy out of the boardrooms and op-eds to reach readers where we are – in our bathrooms and bedrooms; with our families and our lovers; in all the parts of our lives we assume are untouchable – and shows us that privacy, as we think we know it, is largely already gone.
The boundary that once protected our intimate lives from outside interests is an artefact of the twentieth century. In the twenty-first, we have embraced a vast array of technology that enables constant access and surveillance of the most private aspects of our lives. From non-consensual pornography, to online extortion, to the sale of our data for profit, we are vulnerable to abuse — and our laws have failed miserably to keep up.
With vivid examples drawn from interviews with victims, activists and lawmakers from around the world, The Fight for Privacy reveals the threat we face and argues urgently and forcefully for a reassessment of privacy as a human right. As a legal scholar and expert, Danielle Citron is the perfect person to show us the way to a happier, better protected future.
Danielle Keats Citron