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


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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