2011-01-05 [Press Release] American Privacy in Paperback

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Press Release
American Privacy Available in Paperback
on January 11, 2011

For Immediate Release: January 5, 2011

Contact Information

Frederick S. Lane
Cell: 802-318-4604
E-Mail: FSLane3@gmail.com
Web: www.FrederickLane.com
Web: www.ComputerForensicsDigest.com

American Privacy Now in Paperback
(And on Kindle)

Frederick Lane’s fifth book, American Privacy: The 400-Year History of Our Most Contested Right, will be available in paperback on January 11, 2011. It is currently available in hard cover and on the Kindle platform.

American Privacy is a historical biography of the right to privacy. The book describes the conception of American privacy in the struggles of the Pilgrims for religious freedom and its birth in the writings of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis and his law partner Samuel D. Warren. It describes in detail the impact that new technologies — the telegraph, the postcard, the phone, the computer, and most notably, the Internet — have had on the right to privacy, and challenges Congress to give Americans more tools with which to control the collection and spread of their personal information.

American Privacy can be purchased directly from Beacon Press, on Amazon.com, or through Lane’s Web site, www.FrederickLane.com.

Hot Privacy Issues

Frederick Lane has set up a Facebook page for American Privacy, where he posts announcements of upcoming media interviews and links to emerging privacy issues. Over the last couple of weeks, Lane has been interviewed by a variety of media outlets, including CBS Radio News, KPCC, the Chicago Tribune, and the Detroit Free Press, on the following issues:

• Should the police be allowed to search cell phones without a warrant after seizing it from someone under arrest?

• Should someone be prosecuted for hacking (and face up to 5 years in prison) for accessing his wife’s email

• What are the privacy implications of the proposed AllState Insurance program to offer discounts in exchange for electronically-recorded information about driving habits?

For more information, or to set up a media interview, please contact Frederick Lane by calling 802-318-4604 or emailing him at FSLane3@gmail.com.

From the Reviews

“Frederick Lane’s carefully researched and clearly written book performs a great service by posing this important question and giving readers the context in which to consider it.” — Darryl Hamson, Suite101.com

“A fascinating look into the raging privacy debate … informative and educational reading …” — California Book Watch

“Fascinating …” — Jonathan Howard, Sacramento Book Review

“Highly recommended.” — Midwest Book Review

About Frederick Lane

Frederick Lane is an author, attorney, expert witness in computer forensics, and lecturer based in Burlington, VT. In addition to his professional activities, he also currently serves as chair of the Burlington School Board.

His 2006 book, The Decency Wars: The Campaign to Cleanse American Culture, covered the Jackson/Timberlake 2004 halftime show controversy in detail and explored how the incident fit into a history of decency battles in the United States. Shortly after the publication of The Decency Wars, Lane was invited to appear as a guest on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” to discuss the issue with host Jon Stewart. Lane has also appeared on a variety of other media outlets, including CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, the BBC, and MSNBC.

Lane is currently writing his sixth book, CyberTraps for the Young: How a Single Click Can Ruin Your Child’s Life — and What YOU Can Do About It.” The book is designed to be a resource guide for parents, teachers, and school administrators on the civil and criminal risks of online activity by teens and preteens.

For Additional Information:

Caitlin Meyer
Beacon Press
25 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

Frederick S. Lane
Cell: 802-318-4604
E-Mail: FSLane3@gmail.com
Web: www.FrederickLane.com
Web: www.ComputerForensicsDigest.com

Frederick Lane

Frederick S. Lane

Expert Witness

Upcoming Lectures:

February 11, 2011
“Jurisprudishness: Law and Visual Culture in the United States, 1842-1973”
College Art Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY

February 17, 2011

“The History of Privacy in America”
The Warren White Lecture, Drury University, Springfield, MO

March 3, 2011
“There’s No Such Thing As Safe Sext”
Boston College, Newton, MA

April, 2011
“There’s No Such Thing As Safe Sext”
National School Boards Assoc. Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA

Frederick S. Lane is an author, attorney, educational consultant, expert witness, and lecturer who has appeared on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, the BBC, and MSNBC. He currently serves as chairman of the Burlington (VT) School Board. His fifth book, “American Privacy: The Four-Hundred-Year History of Our Most Contested Right,” is now available from Beacon Press or the retailer of your choice. Visit http://bit.ly/37DI3D for additional information.

Contact information:
802-318-4604 | fslane3@gmail.com | www.FrederickLane.com | www.ComputerForensicsDigest.com

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