Feb 262013
 February 26, 2013  Misc

Jathan Sadowski writes:

… Privacy should have a deeper purpose than the one ascribed to it by those who treat it as a currency to be traded for innovation, which in many circumstances seems to actually mean corporate interests. To protect our privacy, we need a better understanding of its purpose and why it is valuable.

That’s where Georgetown University law professor Julie E. Cohen comes in. In a forthcoming article for the Harvard Law Review, she lays out a strong argument that addresses the titular concern “What Privacy Is For.” Her approach is fresh, and as technology critic Evgeny Morozov rightlytweeted, she wrote “the best paper on privacy theory you’ll get to read this year.” (He was referring to 2012.)

Read more on The Atlantic.

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