Encyclopedia teams professor, attorney

A Kansas University professor and a Lawrence attorney have collaborated on a new two-volume book that examines the issue of privacy in the United States through current and historical perspectives.

“The Encyclopedia of Privacy,” listed for $199.99 through Amazon.com, contains 226 entries ranging from brief technical explanations of computer technologies to lengthy essays exploring the philosophical, cultural and legal bases for understandings and beliefs regarding privacy.

William Steeples, a KU professor and chairman of the university’s Department of Philosophy, served as the encyclopedia’s editor. He has written a number of articles regarding privacy, and is author of “Everyday Surveillance: Vigilance and Visibility in Postmodern Life.”

David J. Brown, managing attorney for The Law Offices of David J. Brown, Lawrence, served as legal consultant for the encyclopedia and as a member of the publication’s advisory board.