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The Resource Privacy and the past : research, law, archives, ethics, Susan C. Lawrence

Privacy and the past : research, law, archives, ethics, Susan C. Lawrence

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Privacy and the past : research, law, archives, ethics
Title
Privacy and the past
Title remainder
research, law, archives, ethics
Statement of responsibility
Susan C. Lawrence
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2006, a HIPAA Compliance Officer in a rural Iowa county wanted to shut down a graduate student's research on a manuscript register of those admitted to a poor farm in the nineteenth century. The reason? It contained sensitive health information that could affect the well-being of living county residents. The 2003 HIPAA Privacy Rule did, in fact, protect this document from historians' prying eyes. In Privacy and the Past, Susan C. Lawrence explores why she found this experience so troubling. In the process, she explores historians' ethical obligations to their research subjects, both the living and the dead. She queries the extent to which we do and should control access to information about people as historical actors and as unwitting participants in past events. She questions who gets to decide what is revealed and what is kept hidden in decades-old records. She examines laws and court cases, and tackles archives and archivists. She looks at how demands to maintain individual privacy both protect and erase the identities of people whose stories make up the historical record. She encourages historians to vigorously resist any expansion of regulatory language that extends privacy protections to the dead. This book offers a critical analysis of the ways that broad privacy concerns shape how and when historians can understand individuals' lives as they created our collective American past."--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawrence, Susan C
Index
index present
LC call number
KF1263.H57
LC item number
L39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical issues in health and medicine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Privacy, Right of
  • History
  • Historians
  • Historians
  • History
  • Privacy, Right of
  • United States
Label
Privacy and the past : research, law, archives, ethics, Susan C. Lawrence
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-164) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : The
  • Historians, the County, and the Dead
  • Research, Privacy, and Federal Regulations
  • Historians, the First Amendment, and Invasion of Privacy
  • Archivists at the Gates
  • Managing Privacy : Historians at Work
  • Conclusion : Resistance
Control code
930257361
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 169 pages
Isbn
9780813574363
Lccn
2015032497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)930257361
Label
Privacy and the past : research, law, archives, ethics, Susan C. Lawrence
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-164) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : The
  • Historians, the County, and the Dead
  • Research, Privacy, and Federal Regulations
  • Historians, the First Amendment, and Invasion of Privacy
  • Archivists at the Gates
  • Managing Privacy : Historians at Work
  • Conclusion : Resistance
Control code
930257361
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 169 pages
Isbn
9780813574363
Lccn
2015032497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)930257361

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