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. Continue Reading
A lot has happened in privacy law in 2022 . . . which is actually nothing new because so much happens every year. I have thought about which 5 developments are the most notable, and here’s my list. Continue Reading
Here’s my new Halloween cartoon. It captures the many different privacy laws that organizations must follow. I’m curious to know the various combinations of privacy laws that various organizations must deal with.
If you couldn’t make it to my recent webinar on privacy law careers, you can watch the replay here. I had a great discussion with Karen Berkley, Jeewon Serrato and Eulonda Sykes about lateral moves and breaking into the privacy law field.
Orly’s book is an exuberant and insightful account of the bright side of AI and related digital technologies. Her book is filled with fascinating facts and engaging stories. It’s a refreshing perspective and a wonderful read.
Orly Lobel is the Warren Distinguished Professor of Law; University Professor; and Director, Center for Employment and Labor Policy at the U.C. San Diego School of Law. She has written several other terrific books, which are described on her website.
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 access.
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’ve read many things about ADPPA, and I’ve written afewthings about it as well. I remain highly ambivalent about the law; I truly am torn. Below are a few of the pieces that are especially insightful on different sides of the issue.
Privacy laws often rely too heavily on individual rights, which are at most capable of being a supporting actor, a small component of a much larger architecture. This article discusses the common privacy rights, why each falls short, and the types of broader structural measures that can protect privacy in a more systematic, rigorous, and less haphazard way.