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Why invest in privacy?

It's easy to make headlines by offering grand statements that privacy is dead.  Millions of users certainly are sharing a lot of very personal information, stories, pictures, and data online everyday.  So why should a company or any other institution invest their limited time and resources in thinking about privacy? Because carefully considering privacy issues… Continue reading Why invest in privacy?

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In search of cool examples for Stanford Law School class

I'm teaching Privacy and Free Speech Online at Stanford Law School in the Spring Quarter.  The course description: Privacy and free speech values frequently conflict. Protecting one individual's privacy often requires preventing another's speech. The Internet has created significant opportunity for users to express themselves in chatrooms, on the web, and through new social network… Continue reading In search of cool examples for Stanford Law School class

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A Creative Commons for Social Networks and Privacy

The Boston College Law Review published my paper Privacy, Free Speech and Blurry Edged-Social Networks last November. From the Abstract: Much of Internet-related scholarship over the past ten years has focused on the enormous benefits that come from eliminating intermediaries and allowing user generated one-to-many (one person to many people) communications. Many commentators have noted… Continue reading A Creative Commons for Social Networks and Privacy