An article on Newsweek by Leah McGrath Goodman is getting a lot of negative feedback. In her piece on the creator of Bitcoin, Goodman repeatedly acknowledges Satoshi Nakamoto’s desire for – and efforts to protect his – personal privacy, yet the piece provides a lot of personal details on him, including a picture of his home [...]
Phil Lee writes: As an EU privacy professional working in the US, one of the things that regularly fascinates me is each continent’s misperception of the other’s privacy rules. Far too often have I heard EU privacy professionals (who really should know better) mutter something like “The US doesn’t have a privacy law” in conversation; [...]
Kurtis Alexander reports: When a tech consultant showed off her Google Glass the other night at the Haight Street bar Molotov’s, the result was explosive – and reflected a growing debate over whether the cutting-edge device that mounts a computer and camera on a wearer’s face goes too far and breaks the social compact. Read more [...]
Robert Siegel of NPR interviewed Kurt Wimmer of Covington & Burling. You can hear the segment or read about it on NPR. In their relatively short interview, Kurt manages to capture the complexity of the law when it comes to our privacy in public spaces.
Trudy Ring reports that a lawsuit previously covered on this blog has settled: A Texas school district has agreed to pay $77,500 to settle a federal lawsuit brought by a lesbian former student who said her high school softball coaches outed her to her mother. Officials with the Kilgore Independent School District agreed Friday to pay [...]
Milana Knezevic reports: There should be a special United Nations mandate for protecting the right to privacy, says the Frank La Rue, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression. ”I believe that privacy is such a clear and distinct right…that it would merit to have a [...]
An editorial in yesterday’s New York Times begins: More than a year before Edward Snowden exposed the vast reach of government surveillance, President Obama proposed a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights to protect Americans from the prying eyes of Internet companies, advertisers and other businesses. In a February 2012 report, his administration offered a well-reasoned argument for giving [...]