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On What Rock and Privacy Might Have In Common

PRIVACY

September 23, 2013

Near the end of the 1960s, rocker Jim Morrison and The Doors recorded a blues jam called “Rock is Dead.” The phrase, however, isn’t particular to the music world, as it’s a phrase often spoken when discussing privacy, “especially in light of what some are calling the ‘Summer of Snowden,’ which has brought on a new chorus of reports, blogs and posts exclaiming the death knell of privacy,” writes Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP/US, CIPP/E. Though our world is rapidly changing in many ways, some things stay the same, highlighted in part by a Newsweek cover story from 1970 asking if privacy is dead. This Privacy Perspectives post explores that article and excavates many of the similar arguments and concerns that still resonate today.
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