Wednesday, May 23, 2012

In many instances, privacy is threatened not by singular egregious acts, but by a slow series of relatively minor acts which gradually begin to add up. In this way, privacy problems resemble certain environmental harms which occur over time through a series of small acts by different actors. Bartow wants to point to a major spill, but gradual pollution by a multitude of different actors often creates worse problems.
Daniel J. Solove, George Washington University Law School

1 Comments:

Blogger cuirthe said...

There's also the point that often, those acts are our own. Just as we might smoke, drink, eat fatty foods, sit badly or fail to exercise, a little at a time, over a long period, so we do small things repeatedly that cumulatively erode our own privacy...

July 11, 2012 at 2:15 AM  

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