The Observer and the Observed: Reimagining Privacy Dichotomies in Information Privacy Law

21 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2009

Date Written: October 21, 2009

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Peek, Marcy E., The Observer and the Observed: Reimagining Privacy Dichotomies in Information Privacy Law (October 21, 2009). Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Forthcoming; Whittier Law School Research Paper No. 09-09. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1492231

Marcy E. Peek (Contact Author)

Whittier Law School ( email )

3333 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
United States

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