Life, Law, and New Privacy in a World of Illusions and Manipulations

12 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2019

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Andrew Odlyzko

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Mathematics and Digital Technology Center

Date Written: August 8, 2019

Abstract

A major concern about the rapidly progressing erosion of privacy is that it enables manipulation in political, economic, and social realms. While this concern is well grounded, the technologies that magnify these threats also offer promising means for ameliorating the damage to human society they cause. Although greatly increased manipulation by individuals and organizations will surely be a notable feature of society in the future, it is already giving rise to a new kind of privacy. The information opacity necessary for the new forms of privacy is arising and will be magnified through the use of obfuscation, deepfakes, and related methods that are rapidly improving and becoming more widely available.

Keywords: privacy, digital manipulation

JEL Classification: D40, D63, K00, N41

Suggested Citation

Odlyzko, Andrew, Life, Law, and New Privacy in a World of Illusions and Manipulations (August 8, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3434221 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3434221

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