In the late 1960s, emerging surveillance technologies such as telephone tapping, electronic eavesdropping, hidden television eye monitoring and polygraph examinations, combined with the advent of the computer, reignited public concern over the preservation of privacy. These technological advances and concerns, coupled with brilliant foresight, prompted Dr. Alan F. Westin, then a professor at Columbia University, to create what would become known as a seminal work in the information privacy field, Privacy and Freedom. Lamentably, that seminal work had been out of print for years; however, the IAPP has brought the book back into print, with a limited edition run of 1,000 hardcover copies, available for the first time at the 2014 IAPP Global Privacy Summit with a donation of $100 or more to the Westin Research Center.
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