This webinar focused on themes from Danielle Citron’s new book, The Fight for Privacy: online harassment and hate, Section 230, and how privacy invasions disproportionately are targeted at women. We discussed the implications of Dobbs, where the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the right to abortion. As Elizabeth Joh points out in a recent article, the […]
Posts about Anonymity by Professor Daniel J. Solove for his blog at TeachPrivacy, a privacy awareness and security training company.
Unmasking a Judge’s Anonymity: Saffold v. Plain Dealer Publishing Co.
In a very interesting case, Saffold v. Plain Dealer Publishing Co., a state court judge (Shirley Strickland Saffold) is suing the Cleveland Plan Dealer for stating that comments posted on the newspaper’s website under the screen name “lawmiss” originated from a computer used by the judge and/or her daughter. Some of these comments related to […]
CCR Symposium: Anonymity and Traceability
In an interesting and thoughtful critique of Danielle Citron’s Cyber Civil Rights, Michael Froomkin argues that Danielle’s proposal to require ISPs to maintain records of IP addresses will spell “the complete elimination of anonymity on the US portion of the Internet in order to root out hateful speech.” Anonymous speech should be strongly protected, as […]
Should People’s Political Donations Be Public?
Pursuant to the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), people’s campaign contributions must be accessible to the public. I’ve long found this to be problematic when applied to the campaign contributions of individuals. Certainly, information must be reported to the government to ensure that campaign contribution limits aren’t exceeded. But I don’t know why it is […]
Juicy Campus: The Latest Breed of Gossip Website
There’s a new breed of gossip website, coming to a campus near you. The site is called Juicy Campus, and it involves students posting gossip about each other at particular college campuses. As Jessica Bennett writes at Newsweek:
A Federal Journalist Shield Law
A bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Free Flow of Information Act, endeavors to create a federal privilege for journalists — a shield from being forced to identify anonymous sources. According to a Washington Post editorial in support of the bill:
Anonymous Blogging: David Lat and Jonathan Adler
I’m at the panel on anonymous blogging at the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference. Jonathan Adler (formerly Juan Non-Volokh) and David Lat (formerly Article III Groupie) told their stories about blogging under a pseudonym.
CCTV in NYC
There’s a new British import to America, and sadly, it isn’t a rock band. It’s CCTV. In many of Britain’s cities, there is an elaborate network of thousands of surveillance cameras monitored through closed circuit television (CCTV). According to estimates, there are about 4 million surveillance cameras in Britain and a citizen is caught on surveillance […]
Wikipedia, Politics, and Anonymity Don’t Mix
The Washington Post has an article today about the recent instances of employees of various politicians editing Wikipedia entries:
Wikipedia Irony: Jimmy Wales Edits His Own Entry
A story in Wired reveals that Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, has been editing his own Wikipedia entry: