Privacy (from Latin: privatus "separated from the rest, deprived of something, esp. office, participation in the government", from privo "to deprive") is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves or information about themselves and thereby express themselves selectively. The boundaries and content of what is considered private differ among cultures and individuals, but share common themes. When something is private to a person, it usually means there is something to them inherently special or sensitive. The domain of privacy partially overlaps security, including for instance the concepts of appropriate use, as well as protection of information. Privacy
Expectation of privacy is a legal test which is crucial in defining the scope of the applicability of the privacy protections of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. It is related to, but is not the same as, a right to privacy, a much broader concept which is found in many legal systems (see privacy law). Overview There are two types of expectations of privacy: Privacy law
Harvard Law Review. Vol. IV December 15, 1890 No. 5 THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY[*] . Warren and Brandeis, "The Right to Privacy"
Invasion of privacy Chapter 6: Invasion of Privacy 6A: The Origins Of Privacy Law Invasion of privacy is a tort of recent vintage. It springs from an influential law review article written around the turn of the century, and more recently from a 1960 law review article by Dean Prosser.
Chris Hoofnagle, director of BCLT's privacy programs | 7/21/10 | | Important update included below I had the honor of appearing with Attorney General Rob McKenna (WA), FTC Commissioner Julie Brill, AAG Shannon Smith (WA) and Professor Paul Ohm (University of Colorado Law School) at the annual meeting of the Conference of the Western Attorneys General. The video is now available. A summary of my presentation is here. Far more important, however, was the discussion by Commissioner Brill on behavioral advertising and what the Federal Trade Commission should do to address it. Commissioner Brill and Privacy 3.0 at the CWAG Privacy Panel – Updated
Andrew B. Serwin, Foley & Lardner LLP Abstract Individual concern over privacy has existed as long as humans have said or done things they do not wish others to know about. In their groundbreaking law review article The Right to Privacy, Warren and Brandeis posited that the common law should protect an individual's right to privacy under a right formulated as the right to be let alone - Privacy 1.0. Privacy 3.0--The Principle of Proportionality
(pdf)AndrewSerwin Privacy3.0 a reexamination of the principle of proportionality
Dean T. Prosser Early years Prosser was born in Cheyenne to Dean Prosser, Sr., and the former Dorothy Riner (1889–1973) and spent his early years on the family ranch in Albany County near Laramie. He attended the first six grades at the former Pumpkin Vine School in Tie Siding located north of the Colorado border.
First published Tue May 14, 2002; substantive revision Fri Aug 9, 2013 The term “privacy” is used frequently in ordinary language as well as in philosophical, political and legal discussions, yet there is no single definition or analysis or meaning of the term. The concept of privacy has broad historical roots in sociological and anthropological discussions about how extensively it is valued and preserved in various cultures. Moreover, the concept has historical origins in well known philosophical discussions, most notably Aristotle's distinction between the public sphere of political activity and the private sphere associated with family and domestic life. Privacy
Top 50 Sites to Learn About Information Privacy Online, in the workplace and in your health life, you cannot avoid privacy concerns. Identity theft, stolen credit cards, workplace surveillance, online medical records and other issues all touch on your rights as an individual to maintain privacy. The following list contains Web sites, articles and tools that you can use to learn about your rights as a U.S. citizen to your privacy, and how you can maintain that privacy through certain measures and with help from advocacy organizations.
When it comes to anonymity in cyberspace is there way to balance privacy and security? The option to remain anonymous on the Internet is critical to the concept of free speech. However, anonymous activity may also represent a security risk given that the tools needed to ensure anonymity might also be used for malicious or criminal intent. Indeed, while free speech advocates are doing their utmost to ensure that everyone can remain unimpeded in their rights, regulators see the security problems associated with such anonymity as too great to endure and laws are being developed in democracies across the globe to outlaw anonymity. Of course, there is one very simple way to remain anonymous on the Internet – don’t use it! But, that’s not a serious choice for the vast majority of people in the developed world and a growing number in the developing world who all increasingly rely on access to free information, forums, unhindered email and other resources. Balancing anonymity, privacy and security
University of Washington - School of Law; Stanford University - Law SchoolJuly 16, 2010 Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 86, No. 3, 2011 Abstract: Just as a burn is an injury caused by heat, so is privacy harm a unique injury with specific boundaries and characteristics. The Boundaries of Privacy Harm by Ryan Calo
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Technology Review: Why Privacy Is Not Dead Each time Facebook’s privacy settings change or a technology makes personal information available to new audiences, people scream foul. Each time, their cries seem to fall on deaf ears. The reason for this disconnect is that in a computational world, privacy is often implemented through access control. Yet privacy is not simply about controlling access. It’s about understanding a social context, having a sense of how our information is passed around by others, and sharing accordingly. As social media mature, we must rethink how we encode privacy into our systems.
In 2004 everyone freaked out when Gmail launched because Google would be reading your emails to figure out what ads to serve you. “Privacy advocates objected to the advertising model, which involves Google’s robot eyes scanning every e-mail for keywords and displaying contextual advertisements alongside a user’s inbox,” noted Wired. That might sound familiar to your great-great-great grandparents. Ok You Luddites, Time To Chill Out On Facebook Over Privacy
Mike Arrington interrogates Mark Zuckerberg, Mike Arrington interrogates Mark Zuckerberg techcrunch on USTREAM. The Web
It’s time to go public about privacy The privacy genie is out of the bottle. The Facebook generation, brought up on sharing even the most intimate details online, has no concept of confidentiality or need-to-know.And it is this same IT-savvy Facebook generation that is tasked with safekeeping our personal data: our private medical and financial records, our purchasing patterns and income history, our web browsing and emailing secrets. The privacy genie is never getting back into the bottle because, to put it bluntly, the bottle has been smashed. These were some of the observations made during a debate hosted by Law Society president Robert Heslett on Monday 7 June. Chatham House Rules applied, which means the Gazette is unable to reveal who the speakers were, so I have decided to give them invented names along the lines of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’. Mr Red got the show off to a good start.
Privacy is a Zombie: Quasi-Public Intimacy and Facebook