Privacy in the New Media Age (Hardcover)

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Balancing personal dignity and first amendment concerns has become increasingly challenging in the new media age, when, for example, bloggers have no editors and perhaps no moral restraints. Unlimited and unrestricted internet speech has left thousands of victims in its wake, most of them silenced after the media cycle moves on. While the history of free speech and press has noble origins rooted in democratic theory, how does society protect those who are harassed, stalked, and misrepresented online while maintaining a free society?

Jon Mills, one of the nation's top privacy experts and advocates, maps out this complex problem. He discusses the need for forethought and creative remedies, looking at solutions already implemented by the European Union and comparing them to the obsolete privacy laws still extant in the United States. In his search for solutions, Mills closely examines an array of cases, some of them immediately recognizable because of their notoriety and extensive media coverage. In a context of almost instantaneous global communications, where technology moves faster than the law, Mills traces the sharp edge between freedom of expression and the individual dignity that privacy preserves.

About the Author


Jon L. Mills, professor of law at the University of Florida, has litigated high-profile cases in privacy and constitutional law, representing clients including Dale Earnhardt's widow. He is former dean of the Levin College of Law, former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, and the author of Privacy: The Lost Right.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780813060583
ISBN-10: 0813060583
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2015
Pages: 248
Language: English