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Privacy. 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 law. 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.

Privacy law

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[edit] Warren and Brandeis, "The Right to Privacy" Harvard Law Review.

Warren and Brandeis, "The Right to Privacy"

Vol. IV December 15, 1890 No. 5 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. Commissioner Brill and Privacy 3.0 at the CWAG Privacy Panel – Updated. 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.

Commissioner Brill and Privacy 3.0 at the CWAG Privacy Panel – Updated

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. What will be in privacy 3.0? Privacy 3.0 will not make distinctions between PII and non-PII I overstated this.

Stay tuned. The Principle of Proportionality. Andrew B.

The Principle of Proportionality

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. (pdf)AndrewSerwin Privacy3.0 a reexamination of the principle of proportionality. Dean T. Prosser. Early years[edit] 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.

He then attended University Prep School and lived at Sherwood Hall in Laramie. In 1934, he graduated though from Cheyenne Central High School. Thereafter in 1939, he procured a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 1940, he wed the former Harriot Ann McSween. Legislative record[edit] In addition, Chairman Prosser worked for passage of the Wyoming Mined Land Reclamation Act and the Industrial Siting Act, both laws being the backbone of state environmental protection legislation.

Privacy. 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. Top 50 Sites to Learn About Information Privacy. Balancing anonymity, privacy and security. When it comes to anonymity in cyberspace is there way to balance privacy and security?

Balancing anonymity, 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.

The Boundaries of Privacy Harm by Ryan Calo. 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

This Essay describes privacy harm as falling into two related categories. Q&A: How Do You Define ‘Privacy Harm’? - Digits. 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.

Technology Review: Why Privacy Is Not Dead

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. Privacy is not in opposition to speaking in public. Whenever we speak in face-to-face settings, we modify our communication on the basis of cues like who’s present and how far our voices carry.

All this also applies online, but with additional complications. Ok You Luddites, Time To Chill Out On Facebook Over Privacy. In 2004 everyone freaked out when Gmail launched because Google would be reading your emails to figure out what ads to serve you.

Ok You Luddites, Time To Chill Out On Facebook Over Privacy

“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. Supposedly many people were apprehensive about using telephones in the early 1900s because they knew the phone companies could listen in on their phone calls. 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. Interview With Tim O'Reilly on Reasons to Give up Some Privacy. This Spring, Tim O'Reilly was surprised to find himself defending Facebook's changes to its privacy policy. "There's enormous advantage for users in giving up some privacy online and [so] we need to be exploring the boundary conditions," the founder of O'Reilly Media and international technology thought leader wrote. "It's easy to say that this should always be the user's choice, but entrepreneurs from Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg are in the business of discovering things that users don't already know that they will want, and sometimes we only find the right balance by pushing too far, and then recovering.

" Privacy is a Zombie: Quasi-Public Intimacy and Facebook. There has been a flurry of discussion regarding Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s proclamation that sharing has become a common norm, and presumably, that is why Facebook is now forcing you to share with the whole wide world your list of friends, your profile picture, current city and pages which you are a fan of, among other information. Zuckerman said: “People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people. That social norm is just something that has evolved over time.