Authors@Google: Daniel Solove on Reputation, Gossip and Privacy
The Authors@Google program welcomed Daniel Solove to Google’s New York office to discuss his book, “The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor and Privacy on the Internet”
From Ars Technica:
“It’s scarcely news that over the past decade, network technologies have been redrawing the boundaries of privacy, free speech, and personal identity with all the gleeful abandon of a 19th century colonial empire on benzedrine. Nor is it much surprise that American courts—which took until the late 60s to recognize that a telephone wiretap counts as a “search” under the Fourth Amendment—have not always had an easy time navigating the new and ever-shifting terrain.
In two new books, however, George Washington University law professor Daniel J. Solove hopes to serve as both cartographer and tour guide to the perplexed. The most recent, Understanding Privacy, explores the abstract legal concept of “privacy”—both as it is and as it ought to be—in lapidary detail. The Future of Reputation, released last year and due out in paperback this month, illustrates the novel problems—and the sharp conflicts between privacy and speech—presented by new technologies, via a series of case studies involving such old friends as Star Wars Kid and Washingtonienne.”
This event took place on December 3, 2008