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What’s Solove Got to Do With It?

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

I’ve got a long double review up at Ars of two of privacy scholar Dan Solove’s recent books, one a more abstract and theoretical examination of the concept of privacy in American law, the second more of a case study of how the Internet and social media are making it harder to control our identities and reputations.  The short version is that Solove is a brilliant diagnostician, but his prescriptions—which involve courts striking complex balances that seem certain to leave private actors uncertain how to avoid liability—are a good dealmore dubious.  Check it out.

Tags: Language and Literature · Privacy and Surveillance · Self Promotion