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Cyrus Farivar | Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech :: Dartmouth College

c farivarCyrus Farivar will discuss “50 years of Surveillance Law in America” at the Neukom Institute’s Spring Donoho Colloquium.

Farivar’s second book, Habeas Data, will be available in paperback as a special, early release for this event!

Habeas Data outlines the intersection of government surveillance, technical advancement and judicial interpretation by studying the legal cases over the last 50 years that have had an outsized impact on surveillance and privacy law in America. Farivar investigates digital surveillance and data retention practices employed by the government, policing agencies, and private companies.

“A lively catalog of privacy-related court cases and laws that have arisen alongside new technologies.”  Sue Halpern, NYRB

Farivar is the Senior Business Editor of Ars Technica and the author of The Internet Elsewhere. He’s also a radio producer who has reported for a number of outlets including the CBC, NPR, NYT etc.  


Sponsored by the Neukom Institute. Free and open to the public. The Norwich Bookstore will be on hand with copies of Farivar's books for purchase and signing.

Event date: 
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Dartmouth College
Filene Auditorium
Hanover, NH
Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612197753
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call or email to confirm availability)
Published: Melville House - May 7th, 2019

A book about what the Cambridge Analytica scandal shows: That surveillance and data privacy is every citizens’ concern

An important look at how 50 years of American privacy law is inadequate for the today's surveillance technology, from acclaimed Ars Technica senior business editor Cyrus Farivar.