Sep 152014
 

Monika Kuschewsky writes: “Data is everywhere. The amount of data on the global level is growing by 50 percent annually. 90 [percent] of the world’s data has been generated within the past two years alone,” explains the International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications in their Opinion of May 6, 2014, titled, “Working Paper on Big Data and Privacy: [...]

Sep 142014
 

Nuala Connor of CDT writes: When I send an email to my daughter’s teacher or store family photos with an online service, I consider those items private. To me, and I think to most people, our electronic memories are no less treasured than printed photographs or letters on paper. But federal law doesn’t provide for [...]

Sep 142014
 

Alison Macrina and April Glaser write: Librarians in Massachusetts are working to give their patrons a chance to opt-out of pervasive surveillance. Partnering with the ACLU of Massachusetts, area librarians have been teaching and taking workshops on how freedom of speech and the right to privacy are compromised by the surveillance of online and digital [...]

Sep 132014
 

Some recently added articles on privacy that may interest you: Thierer, Adam D. The Internet of Things & Wearable Technology: Addressing Privacy & Security Concerns Without Derailing Innovation  (September 10, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2494382 (65 pp.) Abstract: This paper highlights some of the opportunities presented by the rise of the so-called “Internet of Things” and wearable technology [...]

Sep 132014
 

RTT News reports: A senior United Nations human rights official warned Friday that digital platforms have sparked troubling concerns about the right to privacy, especially their vulnerability to surveillance, interception and data collection, while acknowledging the digital age has opened the door to emancipation for millions. Read more on RTT News.  More about the UN [...]

Sep 122014
 

A new article by Joel Reidenberg is available on SSRN: “Privacy in Public.” Abstract:  As government and private companies rapidly expand the infrastructure of surveillance from cameras on every street corner to facial recognition for photographs on social media sites, privacy doctrines built on seclusion are at odds with technological advances. This essay addresses a [...]