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Opinion: Individuals, Not Congress, Should Decide What Is TMI

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 16, 2012

In a feature for the San Francisco Chronicle, Future of Privacy Forum Founder and Co-Chair Christopher Wolf writes about a Senate Judiciary Privacy Subcommittee hearing on the Video Privacy Protection Act where senators expressed concern about whether consumers will share too much information if there are not legal restrictions in place. "A law limiting the ability of people to choose to share all of the movies they watch online is not what privacy law should be about," Wolf writes. "Privacy is about empowering individuals with the ability to choose what information they want to disclose and to whom. It is not the business of privacy law to decide."
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