PRIVACY + SECURITY BLOG

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Notable Privacy and Security Books 2022

Here are some notable books on privacy and security from 2022. This year, I celebrate the 15th anniversary from when I began these posts. To see a more comprehensive list of nonfiction works about privacy and security for all years, Professor Paul Schwartz and I maintain a resource page on Nonfiction Privacy + Security Books.

AI and the Equality Machine: An Interview with Orly Lobel

We often hear of the dark side of artificial intelligence (AI), how it will plunge us into a dystopian world of lost privacy and bad automated decisions, culminating in the robots killing us all. Professor Orly Lobel’s The Equality Machine: Harnessing Digital Technology for a Brighter, More Inclusive Future (Public Affairs, October 2022) offers a very […]

Cartoon: HIPAA Confidentiality and PHI Sharing

Here’s a cartoon about HIPAA confidentiality and our modern medical system. In the old days, medical confidentiality meant that people’s health information was seen by just a handful of people – doctors and their staff. These days, health information is widely shared. Countless people see a patient’s medical records and numerous organizations are provided with […]

Webinar – Is Consumer Choice the Right Way to Protect Privacy?

If you couldn’t make it to my recent webinar on privacy and consumer choice, you can watch the replay here. I discussed the challenges of consumer choice in privacy with Christine Lyon (Freshfields), and Troy Sauro (Google). I also have a paper on these issues that might be of interest, The Limitations of Privacy Rights, forthcoming in Notre Dame […]

Speaking at Peking University Law School

  On Thursday, September 8, 2022 I will be speaking with Peking University Law School about my paper, The Limitations of Privacy Rights, 98 Notre Dame Law Review __ (forthcoming 2023). Here’s a very brief synopsis of the paper: Privacy laws often rely too heavily on individual rights, which are at most capable of being […]