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George Washington University law professor Jeffrey Rosen discusses the challenges technology presents to conventional notions of privacy and civil liberties.
"Privacy is Dead. Long Live Privacy?" at the 2007 Battle of Ideas conference hosted by the Institute of Ideas.
New technology seems to have changed the meaning of privacy, affording individuals the possibility of sharing details of their hitherto private lives in unprecedented ways, from personal blogs to picture sharing and even 'social bookmarking'. For many of us, divulging intimate details of our private lives via social networking websites like MySpace and Facebook has become the norm. But information and communication technologies have also facilitated surveillance and data gathering by government and big businesses. While in some contexts we seem so ready to give up our privacy, in others we seem increasingly anxious to protect it.
Jeffrey Rosen is a professor of law at George Washington University and the legal affairs editor of The New Republic. A widely read legal commentator, his most recent book is "The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America," a companion book to the PBS series on the Supreme Court. He is also the author of "The Most Democratic Branch," "The Naked Crowd," and "The Unwanted Gaze."