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What Is Privacy in the Digital Age?

PRIVACY

July 2, 2013

In his most recent Privacy Perspectives installment, Phil Lee, CIPP/E, CIPM, describes his path to the privacy profession. “With privacy, I get to advise on matters that affect people, that concern right or wrong, that are guided by lofty ethical principles about respecting people’s fundamental rights,” he writes. With the growing dichotomy between regulatory mandates and “what, in practice, actually delivers the best protection for people’s personal information,” Lee challenges the privacy profession to “debate and encourage an informed consensus about what privacy really is, and what it should be, in this digital age.” Editor’s Note: For expert insights into the privacy career track and a high-level review of basic privacy laws, register for the IAPP’s web conference, Legal Privacy Primer—First Steps in a Career, to be held July 11.
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