Exploding Data by Michael Chertoff audiobook

Exploding Data: Reclaiming Our Cyber Security in the Digital Age

By Michael Chertoff
Read by Jonathan Yen

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio 9780802127938
6.79 Hours Unabridged
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In this bracing book, Michael Chertoff makes clear that our laws and policies surrounding the protection of personal information, written for an earlier time, need to be completely overhauled in the Internet era. On the one hand, the collection of data—more widespread by business than by government, and impossible to stop—should be facilitated as an ultimate protection for society. On the other, standards under which information can be inspected, analyzed, or used must be significantly tightened. In offering his compelling call for action, Chertoff argues that what is at stake is not so much the simple loss of privacy, which is almost impossible to protect, but of individual autonomy—the ability to make personal choices free of manipulation or coercion. Offering colorful stories over many decades that illuminate the three periods of data gathering we have experienced, Chertoff explains the complex legalities surrounding issues of data collection and dissemination today, and charts a path that balances the needs of government, business, and individuals alike.

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In this bracing book, Michael Chertoff makes clear that our laws and policies surrounding the protection of personal information, written for an earlier time, need to be completely overhauled in the Internet era. On the one hand, the collection of data—more widespread by business than by government, and impossible to stop—should be facilitated as an ultimate protection for society. On the other, standards under which information can be inspected, analyzed, or used must be significantly tightened. In offering his compelling call for action, Chertoff argues that what is at stake is not so much the simple loss of privacy, which is almost impossible to protect, but of individual autonomy—the ability to make personal choices free of manipulation or coercion. Offering colorful stories over many decades that illuminate the three periods of data gathering we have experienced, Chertoff explains the complex legalities surrounding issues of data collection and dissemination today, and charts a path that balances the needs of government, business, and individuals alike.

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Editorial Reviews

“Timely…Chertoff has a unique perspective on data security and its implications for citizen rights.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Michael Chertoff

Author Bio: Michael Chertoff

Michael Chertoff was the second Secretary of Homeland Security from 2005–2009. He previously served at a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, as a federal prosecutor, as Assistant US Attorney General, and as United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey. Today he is Executive Chairman and cofounder of The Chertoff Group, a security consulting company, and senior of counsel to the firm of Covington and Burling.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Runtime: 6.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English