The End of PII
The 38th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy
Technology continues to raise new and perplexing challenges for the protection of privacy. Recent concerns focus on contexts such as social networking, behavioral advertising, cloud computing and location-based services. Our legal machinery for meeting these challenges – including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Privacy Act, the Fourth Amendment’s third party doctrine, and the Fair Information Practices – looks increasingly antiquated by comparison. Various approaches to these issues are championed, including legislative reform of ECPA, Congressional passage of European-style general privacy legislation, more vigorous action by the Federal Trade Commission, and self-regulation. This panel will discuss the current status of reform efforts and debate the value of competing approaches.