Pseudonyms By Another Name: Identity Management in a Time of Surveillance

Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions (Mark Rotenburg, Julia Horwitz, Jeramie Scott, eds. 2015)

University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-19

9 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2016

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A. Michael Froomkin

University of Miami - School of Law; Yale University - Yale Information Society Project

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This book chapter argues that we need ways to hide our transactions, reading habits, and movements from those who would profile us. Allowing people to create multiple identities that could go online, and could buy things both online and off, would be one way to prevent the creation of giant all-encompassing digital dossiers. Even if law enforcement was given the power to link those alternate identities to us for good cause, we'd still have more day-to-day privacy than otherwise seems likely.

Suggested Citation

Froomkin, A. Michael, Pseudonyms By Another Name: Identity Management in a Time of Surveillance (2015). Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions (Mark Rotenburg, Julia Horwitz, Jeramie Scott, eds. 2015), University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-19, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2744871

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