It’s difficult to remember a time when people didn’t extol clichés like “privacy is dead” or “data is the new oil.” Though privacy is constantly challenged by ever advancing technology, and data is mined ubiquitously for its value, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law professor Neil Richards avoids the clichés, but notes that though privacy is very much alive, it is up for grabs. These are some of the initial thoughts that helped inform his new book, “Why Privacy Matters.” IAPP Editorial Director Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, recently caught up with Richards to discuss his new book and how there is plenty of food for thought in there for privacy pros.
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