Archive for February, 2012

Marrying Technology & Privacy

By : February 29, 2012

“The fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication constitute a greater danger to the privacy of the individual.” – Earl Warren, 14th Chief Justice of the United States (1953-1969) Lopez v. United States 373 U.S. 427 (1963) I had a conversation today that drove home one of the essential challenges of many businesses.  That challenge […]

On Piracy & Plagiarism

By : February 24, 2012

This post is going to be a bit off-topic.  Generally speaking I write about issues pertaining to privacy and technology, but today I am going to focus on plagiarism and how I have been impacted.  Forgive the indulgence, but i feel it important enough to get space on this forum. In 2010 I was approached […]

What Technology Can Do

By : February 20, 2012

Nature had made up her mind that what cannot defend itself, shall not be defended – Ralph Waldo Emmerson, 1803-1882 The quote that prefaces this post may seem out of place, taken as it is from a renowned American naturalist.  It is about as far from the debate on privacy as it can be; or […]

Online Privacy: A report card

By : February 13, 2012

In 1999, Nova Law Review published an article entitled, Privacy in the Digital Age: A Work in Progress.  The article seems almost prescient, as it was written well before the ubiquity of computing devices that we take for granted today.  The article details the ways in which the internet is “different” – I.E. the connected […]

Social Media as a Privacy Tool?

By : February 11, 2012

As one that closely follows the intersection of privacy and technology I read with great interest a paper released by Google entitled “Vanity or Privacy? Social Media as a Facilitator of Privacy and Trust.”  The paper is to be presented at the  2012 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work.  The paper is relatively short and […]