Cyrus Farivar at Northwest Academy

Annie Bloom's is delighted to be the bookseller for this event taking place at Northwest Academy!

Until recently, most of our personal activities were easy to keep private, and unearthing the details required at least some effort on the part of those seeking our information. Today, however, with the advent of social media and surveillance technologies, along with the movement of many aspects of our lives into the digital realm, our data has become more widely available and more public. Between emails, web browsing, phone calls, CCTV cameras, social media posts, and online transactions, we can be tracked by private companies as well as our government. But, how much of this tracking is even legal?

Cyrus Farivar has written a great book, called Habeas Data, that examines 10 pivotal legal cases that have shaped our current rights related to privacy and also explores surveillance tools in use today. He brings those cases to life and will show us how the litigation and related tools affect our lives in 2019.

Join Farivar for a fascinating trip through legal and privacy history and into the present day to learn how law enforcement agencies and companies can collect and use our private details, often without our knowledge.

Sponsored by Northwest Academy and KBOO!


1130 SW Main Street

Portland, OR 97205

Doors open: 6:00 pm

Event starts: 6:30 pm

Register for the free event here:

Event date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
1130 SW Main Street
Portland, OR 97205
Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612197753
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Melville House - May 7th, 2019