Show Notes: Why Privacy Matters

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S4 E11: Why Privacy Matters

Don’t care about information privacy because you have nothing to hide? Neil Richards, a law professor at the Washington University in St. Louis and a UVA Law alumnus, explains the extent to which companies mine data and seek to influence you, and why you should care.

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Show Notes: Why Privacy Matters

Neil Richards

Privacy rules should help citizens counter powerful companies that are mining their data and seeking to influence them, says scholar Neil Richards on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

Richards, who received his M.A. in legal history and J.D. from UVA in 1997, is the Koch Distinguished Professor in Law and director of the Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He is also an affiliate scholar with the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and the Yale Information Society Project, and a fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology.

In the episode, hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Professor Danielle Citron, who is also a well-known privacy expert, Richards discusses his new book, “Why Privacy Matters.” Richards and the hosts examine the values that privacy rules should protect, the illusion of control in privacy settings and surveillance-based advertising, among other topics.

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