Contracting Over Privacy: Introduction

12 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2017 Last revised: 9 Feb 2017

Omri Ben-Shahar

University of Chicago Law School

Lior Strahilevitz

University of Chicago Law School

Date Written: January 2017

Abstract

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

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

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Lior Strahilevitz

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