In the day-to-day rush of work, it can be tough to find time during the week for interesting reading that invigorates our thinking about privacy. If you’re like us and enjoy lining up a little bit of provocative reading for the weekend, you might think about taking a look here:
- Star Berkeley privacy professor Chris Hoofnagle discusses for Slate the increasing focus on “use” for privacy regulation, rather than the traditional notice and consent. Have we reached the end point for our attention to how data is collected, and should we move to how data is used? Check out Chris’s views at The Potemkinism of Privacy Pragmatism.
- Ruby Zefo, Intel’s chief privacy and security officer, wonders in an interesting and lighthearted way about privacy rules that might apply to wearable devices. Take a look at Wearable Devices: Inspiring Coaches or Naughty Toddlers?
- The Internet Governance Forum just wrapped its major conference in Istanbul. All the webcasts and transcripts are now online — if you’re a bit of an Internet geek (and would you be reading this if you aren’t?), you can browse it all here.
- Daniel Solove and Woodrow Hartzog, two of the best thinkers in privacy, have published an impressive volume in the Columbia Law Review called The FTC and the New Common Law of Privacy. Whether you agree that the FTC’s orders really are precedent or not (color me a skeptic), it’s a great read for a weekend.
If there are interesting and compelling pieces you’re reading or watching about privacy these days, we’d love to know about them. Please tell us on Facebook or Twitter, and we’ll share them through the blog.