Dan Solove on Privacy


My interview of Dan Solove is live at IT Conversations. Dan doesn't use the familiar metaphor of "Big Brother" when he discusses privacy, rather he uses Kafka's play "The Trial." Dan says we're not as much in danger of having our privacy violated by someone with evil intent as we are of having our lives turned upside down from the interactions of unapproachable and faceless corporations and bureaucracies. Dan speaks of privacy architectures and says that we currently have an architecture of vulnerability. Many of our privacy problems, like identity theft, are structural. Unlike some who view privacy as "dead," Dan is hopeful that privacy can be saved. Dan's recent book, The Digital Person: Technology And Privacy In The Information Age, is a detailed and approachable resource on privacy issues and the laws that affect them.