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"Privacy may turn out to have become an anomaly"

By - November 30, 2008

That’s the last line of a Times piece over the weekend on the increasing size of our digital footprints. Hmmm. But it is the basis of the American constitution. Read the Times piece, which, if you’ve read The Search and watched the “Web Meets World” meme (that was the theme for Web 2 this year), will not be new ground, but is a good overview of the issue right now.


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4 thoughts on “"Privacy may turn out to have become an anomaly"

  1. JT says:

    Privacy is the basis of the American constitution? Um… How do you figure that?

  2. JT says:

    As an addendum to the above: I realize that privacy is part of several amendments and could be considered “a founding principle”. But privacy as “THE” basis of the Constitution is a stretch that I’d be interested in hearing defended.

  3. @JT – It is certainly debatable, but I come down on the right to privacy existing by interpreting the 9th and 10th amendment to limit what government can do with regard to privacy.

  4. Oyun says:

    As an addendum to the above: I realize that privacy is part of several amendments and could be considered “a founding principle”.