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 One question - I was confused by the line "the Supreme Court has consistently held that individuals do have a privacy right in what were previously unconventional contexts, such as in the bedroom." I don't quite understand - isn't a privacy right for what occurs in a bedroom a very conventional context? Perhaps the most conventional of all, absent perhaps the mind itself?

-- BrianS - 03 Dec 2009


I'm not sure legislation is needed. With education and awareness, if the market even has a small minority of people concerned with Google's actions, they would conduct at least some of their searches on a service like SafeGoogle? (fictional) that does not track data and advertises as such.

Legislation would accomplish very little unless we make information unalienable or unstorable (which has its own practical problems), because people have shown a great willingness so far to sell their privacy for convenience. It is also overbroad if it bans the transfer of information because as much as our personal information is part of our autonomy, so is our ability to share it with others.

-- JakeWang - 05 Dec 2009


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