Category Archives: privacy

ANA conference: Miss. AG Jim Hood

Keynote Address, Jim Hood, Attorney General, State of Mississippi, President, National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)   Law enforcement has to be moving to the internet, where crime is going. Worked with ISPs on child porn/hash screening. We do hacking, … Continue reading

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ANA conference: keynotes

2015 ANA Conference Keynote Address: Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, FCC Missed most of this due to transit, but he thanked advertisers for defending their interests before the FCC and said they should be involved before an issue reaches his desk.  Not … Continue reading

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Materials on privacy and surveillance

Terry Diggs, an adjunct at U.C. Hastings Law, alerted me to a website she put together for a privacy/surveillance website with both text and video materials of possible interest to teachers of the subject.  (See the video and MCLE sections … Continue reading

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Georgetown Law’s new Center on Privacy and Technology

Learn more here. All my colleagues who worked on this deserve congratulations–Professors Julie Cohen, David Vladeck, Laura Donohue and Angela Campbell worked tirelessly for this achievement.

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Apple loses 230 defense to app privacy claims but still wins dismissal

Opperman v. Path, Inc., 2014 WL 1973378,  No. 13-cv-00453 (N.D. Cal. May 14, 2014) This big class action against Apple and fourteen app developers has a lot of issues; I’ll try to focus on the consumer protection parts.  Plaintiffs alleged … Continue reading

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ASA approves Microsoft’s ad accusing Gmail of creepy spying

Microsoft Corporation, No. A13-251580: Microsoft ran an ad beginning, “Ymay ivatepray e-mailway isway onway ofway eirthay usinessbay.” It continued: “Pig Latin may be hard to understand, but you probably need it if you use Gmail, because Gmail scans every word of your … Continue reading

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danah boyd has good news for Google

danah boyd, It’s Complicated: Boyd’s book recounts her ethnographic research on the internet lives of American teens of different races and classes.  She challenges many of the simple conclusions popular in the media.  Teens do value privacy—but they don’t often … Continue reading

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World Without Privacy Wrapup

Overview and Commentary Ronald Krotoszynski, John S. Stone Chairholder of Law, The University of Alabama Moderator:      Montré Carodine, Associate Professor of Law, The University of Alabama Krotoszynski: potential virtues of a comparative law perspective.  All of the papers reflect … Continue reading

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World Without Privacy 4

Session IV: Enough About Me: Why Privacy is About Power, Not Consent or Harm Lisa M. Austin, Associate Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law Consent is often seen as the heart and soul of models of privacy protection. These … Continue reading

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World Without Privacy 3

Session III: Four Privacy Myths Neil Richards, Professor of Law, Washington University (1)   Privacy is dead. 1970: Newsweek cover story: Is privacy dead?  People have been declaring privacy dead for a while.  Privacy law is booming, as is debate on … Continue reading

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