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Experts Opine on Challenges, Possible Solutions

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

November 13, 2012

During last week’s privacy and technology symposium held by the Harvard Law Review, Jonathan Zittrain and Dan Solove spoke about the Internet’s effect on privacy and the challenges that come with trying to regulate it. FierceGovernmentIT reports that Solove spoke to the current model he calls the "privacy self-management approach," saying it has “cognitive and structural” problems. Zittrain discussed challenges stemming from peer-to-peer sites and discussed the complications the Fourth Amendment introduces to possible regulation. Both experts offer possible solutions; Solove highlights an increased focus on downstream data use, while Zittrain focuses on the ability to qualify or delete personal information online.
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