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Our Framework for Thinking About Data Privacy Is Outdated

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The first concrete notion of a “Right to Privacy” was detailed in 1890 by the lawyers Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis in their eponymously named essay in the Harvard Law Review. At the time, they were concerned about the proliferation of photographic images, particularly with respect to tabloids and gossip columns. Their essay was a reaction to what they saw as an encroachment of this new…