May 202011
 May 20, 2011  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Misc, Non-U.S., Online

Jessica Lake writes:

The Brocial Network, a men-only group on Facebook where members share images of their scantily clad women ”friends”, has reignited calls for tougher privacy laws for social media in Australia. But this is not the first time the voyeuristic dissemination of women’s pictures has resulted in privacy law-reform debates.

More than a century ago, the operation of men’s networks of circulation and exchange in the United States, the antecedents of today’s Brocial Network, led to the first declared ”right to privacy” in the common law world.

Read more on WA Today.  I was pleasantly surprised to read this interesting historical perspective on U.S. history written by an Australian doctoral candidate.

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