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2011-10-24 Living in a Wired World

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A lecture on the history of the right to privacy, delivered to the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

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2011-10-24 Living in a Wired World

  1. 1. Privacy in a Wired World Frederick S. Lane FSLane3@gmail.com KNet, Minneapolis, MN/New York, NY 24 October 2011 www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.comwww.FrederickLane.com Can Privacy Survive in the 21st Century?
  2. 2. Background • Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer • Author of 6 Books • Computer Forensics Expert • 10 Years -- Burlington (VT) School Board • Technology & Privacy Specialist • Student Safety Advocate www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  3. 3. Previous Books www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  4. 4. Overview • Origins of the Right to Privacy • First Technological Tremors • The Warren Court • The Destruction of Privacy • We Are All Branded Now • The Future of Privacy www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  5. 5. “So That a Man Can Stand Up” www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  6. 6. The 4th Amendment The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  7. 7. “The Right to Privacy” ~ 1890 www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  8. 8. The Crisis over the 1890 Census www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  9. 9. Roberson v. Rochester Folding Box • 1899 lawsuit • 25,000 Boxes Printed • Abigail awarded $15,000 ($370,000) • Overturned on appeal in 1903 www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  10. 10. The Social Security Number www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  11. 11. Death by a Thousand Swipes • Diners Club, 1950 • Amex, 1958 • Visa, 1958 • MasterCard, 1966 • Discover, 1986 • Over 1 billion cards issued in U.S. • ~ $790 billion in revolving debt www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  12. 12. The Warren Court & Privacy • Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961) – exclusionary rule • Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965) – establishing a “right to privacy” • Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966) – right to remain silent • Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347 (1967) – warrantless wiretapping is illegal www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  13. 13. The Destruction of Privacy, pt. 1 Apple II (1977) IBM PC 5150 (1981) www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  14. 14. The Destruction of Privacy, pt. 2 • A (very) quick introduction to computer forensics • Why “digital” means never having to say “good-bye” • Multibillion Industry • Mobile Forensics • Cloud Forensics Paul Allen and Bill Gates (1981) www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  15. 15. The Destruction of Privacy, pt. 3 Joseph C.R. Licklider Timothy Berners-Lee www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  16. 16. Death by a Thousand Cookies Search Engines Social Networking Sites www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  17. 17. We Are All Branded Now • Friends and Family • College administration and security • Graduate schools and fellowship committees • Future spouses • Future employers: at least 45% of all employers use Google and Facebook • Law Enforcement www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  18. 18. Your Personal Brand Identity • “Information wants to be free” ~ Stewart Brand (1984) • To digitize is to distribute • Privacy settings offer limited protection • Billions of digital cameras and cameraphones in use worldwide, so … • Just how much do you trust your friends? • It’s your brand – protect it www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  19. 19. How Private Is Facebook? www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  20. 20. The Cost of Bad Publicity • Stacy Snyder denied teaching license for MySpace photo labeled “Drunken Pirate” • Others have lost college admissions, scholarships, fellowships, even jobs • At least half of employers cite drinking or provocative photos as red flags www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  21. 21. GeoLocation & Granularity POS GPS RFID Biometrics Nanobots www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  22. 22. Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear? www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  23. 23. New Frontiers of Surveillance www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  24. 24. “Right to Privacy” Not Absolute • Contractual agreements • Convenience • Commercial reasons • Security and safety concerns • Self-inflicted wounds – (“digital dumbness is distressingly durable”) www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  25. 25. Privacy R.I.P.? • What Is It We’re Trying to Protect? • No Single Definition of Privacy • Fundamental Concept is Control • Switch to “Opt-In” Model • Federal Privacy Protection Agency? • Education and Self-Control • A Transparent Society? www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  26. 26. Brandeis, Warren … and Woods? “But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. I realize there are some who don't share my view on that. But for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one's own family.” www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  27. 27. Uncharted Waters www.FrederickLane.com www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
  28. 28. Privacy in a Wired World Frederick S. Lane FSLane3@gmail.com KNet, Minneapolis, MN/New York, NY 24 October 2011 www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.comwww.FrederickLane.com Can Privacy Survive in the 21st Century?

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