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Privacy and the Law

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1978, 160pp.

This is the first of a three-book series on law for the secondary school market. It examines in an accessible way questions about privacy that the framers of our Constitution could not foresee, including electronic surveillance, monitoring of telephone conversations, and the unauthorized use of personal information stored in computers. Privacy and the Law examines the issue through several case studies, and concludes with cases posed to students, with answers at the back of the book.

From the reviewers

"With its wealth of material for history and government classes, this is a must-buy for junior-senior-high libraries."

School Library Journal

"Can state police bust in where feds must have a warrant? Does a dead person have a right to privacy? Is it a breach of confidence for a psychiatrist to warn a potential murder victim of his patient's intent? These are a few of the questions pertaining to our privacy laws which have been settled in the precedent-setting decisions Lieberman reviews here. For each case Lieberman does a good job of sorting out the arguments for both sides and guiding readers easily through all the probable ramifications. . . . It's a clarifying and well-ordered review, of certain utility in preparing for school papers and class projects."
Kirkus Reviews