Information has long been equated with power. Since 9/11 and the dot-com bubble bust, it has been collected on a massive scale by the United States government, businesses and criminals alike.
Ten days after the Sept. 11 attacks, Sandra Day O’Connor, at the time a Supreme Court Justice, spoke at Duquesne University School of Law. Constitutional law scholar Ken Gormley recalled part of O’Connor’s speech that he “couldn’t shake out of [his] mind.”
Recent public discourse has revolved around the importance of, and trade-off between, privacy and security. One can’t easily weigh the two, however, without first understanding what makes privacy valuable at all.
Alberto Gonzales believes most Americans have no clue what their rights to privacy are.
On Monday in the Amphitheater, Jeffrey Rosen examined the right to privacy through a constitutional frame, exploring both historic and hypothetical cases in which privacy clashed with security or freedom of speech, or was conflated with property rights.
Cybersecurity is not just an issue for the IT crowd.