The Observer and the Observed: Reimagining Privacy Dichotomies in Information Privacy Law
21 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2009
Date Written: October 21, 2009
This Article is the first in a series of work in which I will explore the modern, complicated relationship of privacy, technology, and the “observed vs. observer” relationship. Specifically, in future articles I intend to elaborate upon the complicated dance of the observed and the observer vis-à-vis Fourth Amendment reasonable expectations of privacy, possible reconceptualizations of the traditional four privacy torts, and the impact that the post 9/11 security measures might have on our ruminations about privacy given the new world of bilateral observation (as explained infra). In this Article, I will build a preliminary foundation for these works by elucidating how technology and modern privacy relations have changed the nature of privacy (or lack thereof) and how these modern realities should impact our notions of privacy.
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