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Swire: Can Gov't Balance Privacy, Freedom of Association?

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 1, 2011

In a report for the Center for American Progress, Ohio State University Prof. Peter Swire, CIPP, explores "the tension between information sharing, which can promote the freedom of association, and limits on information sharing, notably for privacy protection." Exploring the interaction between these two rights in a time when, as he points out, online connections allow individuals to use data in ways that only large organizations could in the past, Swire writes, "This means that rules about information flows involve individual rights on both sides, so advocates for either sort of right need to address how to take account of the opposing right."
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