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Experts Discuss the State of Privacy

PRIVACY

June 14, 2011

In his blog, "my heart's in accra," Harvard's Ethan Zuckerman writes about the Hyper-public conference in Cambridge, MA, last week, where privacy experts discussed the state of privacy worldwide. Berkman Center Director Urs Gasser described a Swiss Court's privacy ruling putting restrictions on Google's Street View mapping feature in public spaces and forbidding it in private spheres, indicating the "complexity of delineating between public and private" and pointing to the need for a "nuanced definition of privacy." John Palfrey of Harvard Law School suggested young people have not given up on privacy but don't yet know how to "navigate these new spaces," while conference organizer Judith Donath discussed societies' evolving norms around privacy.
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