Open access volume edited by David Parry
Within the british JISC initiative "Living Books about Live" David Parry has edited an open access book on Ubiquitous Surveillance, which is fully available online.
From the introduction:
While not everyone in the late 90s could be characterized as a cyberutopian, the dominant mood harbored a sense that the digital network would bring with it newfound, unregulatable freedoms [.....]
Flash forward fifteen years and the present looks significantly different from the one envisioned in the 1990s. Instead of a future of Second Life and virtual worlds, we ended up building one that more closely resembles Minority Report. Advances in technology, an increasingly regulated and monitored digital network, and a general atmosphere of securitization have yielded a world of ubiquitous, if not always visible, surveillance.
EPIC is currently accepting applications for the 2012 EPIC Fellowship
The one-year fellowship is designed for a highly-qualified law graduate specializing in privacy law. The Fellowship will begin in September 2012.
We seek applicants who have demonstrated an aptitude for legal research, writing, and advocacy. The EPIC Fellow will function as an integral part of EPICís Washington, D.C. office. The EPIC Fellow will develop expertise in one of the following substantive areas: Appellate Advocacy, Consumer Privacy, Domestic Surveillance, FOIA Litigation, International Privacy, or Voting Privacy. Typical projects include: drafting legal briefs, submitting administrative filings, researching issues for Congressional testimony, creating web pages, and editing publications. EPIC encourages applications from interested third-year law students, judicial clerks, and recent graduates. The application process is competitive.