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Book Discusses the Relationship Between Class and Privacy

PRIVACY

September 11, 2012

In a book review for The New York Times, George Washington University Law Prof. Jeffery Rosen discusses Garret Keizer’s Privacy. The book looks at the relationship between economic class and privacy, arguing that the two are closely connected. Keizer writes that “the powerful have usually found ways to set themselves apart,” citing ship captains who dine in private cabins and bosses who work in private offices while their employees work in cubicles. Though Keizer suggests drastic measures to ensure privacy in the technology age, including turning mobile devices off, Rosen says there are more practical ways to do so, including for “citizens to rise up against shared indignities with shared indignation.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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