12 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2017 Last revised: 9 Feb 2017
Date Written: January 2017
This short essay introduces papers presented at the symposium Contracting over Privacy, which took place at the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Chicago in fall 2015. The essay highlights a quiet legal transformation whereby the entire area of data privacy law has been subsumed by consumer contract law. It offers a research agenda for privacy law based on the contracting-over-privacy paradigm.
Keywords: Privacy, Contract, Big Data
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Ben-Shahar, Omri and Strahilevitz, Lior, Contracting Over Privacy: Introduction (January 2017). Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 43, No. S2, 2016; University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 792. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2897001