Privacy in a Networked World

Posted: 4 Jun 2010

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Douglas Lichtman

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Date Written: December 2, 2008


Social networking sites, search engines, and the like all gather an enormous amount of information about individual users. The information has value to these businesses in terms of tailoring advertisements and calibrating product offerings and pricing. But what constraints does the law place upon the acquisition, storage, and use of this data? In this podcast, we will look at privacy law from a distinctly modern perspective, using recent controversies to highlight not only relevant rules but also strategic tradeoffs inherent in collecting personal information from a user community. Guests include GW Law Professor Dan Solove and Santa Clara Law’s Eric Goldman. UCLA law professor Doug Lichtman hosts. (Podcast available for free in the archives at

Keywords: privacy, internet, online, data mining

JEL Classification: K00, K11, O34

Suggested Citation

Lichtman, Douglas Gary, Privacy in a Networked World (December 2, 2008). Available at SSRN:

Douglas Gary Lichtman (Contact Author)

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