“Huge privacy violations have become commonplace.”

An argument on privacy violation being real harm

#Privacy

Mon, Jan 7th, 2019 09:00 by capnasty NEWS

In The New York Times, lawyer Neema Singh Guliani argues that one should not have to prove how a privacy violation has caused harm because the violation in itself is the harm.

If you applied Facebook’s twisted interpretation of the law in this case to other contexts, sharing your intimate messages without your permission or handing over detailed profiles of you to political operatives without your consent — even if in direct violation of the law — alone shouldn’t cost the company a penny in court. Facebook is paradoxically arguing that privacy itself has no price, even in cases where it’s this precise lack of privacy that allows it to turn a profit.

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