European Data Protection Digest

Opinion: Privacy Offline Is Eroding, But What About Online?

ONLINE PRIVACY—UK

December 2, 2011

Recent hype about the invasiveness of the press in the UK has also "revealed much about the UK's attitudes towards privacy," opines Aleks Krotoski for The Guardian. Online, he writes, "ideas about privacy are changing at the ground level and what we do online will have a greater impact upon future privacy laws than any legislation that results from the current offline inquiry." Meanwhile, Prof. Michael Birnhack of Tel Aviv University said at a recent conference that, as our privacy erodes online, we should be careful to protect it at home.
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