Issue 4 - May 2020 Modern Privacy Advocacy: An Approach at War with Privacy Itself?

Modern Privacy Advocacy: An Approach at War with Privacy Itself?

Article By: Justin “Gus” Hurwitz & Jamil N. Jaffer 47 PEPP. L. REV. 955 (2020) This Article argues that the modern concept of privacy itself, particularly as framed by some of its most ardent advocates today, is fundamentally incoherent. The Article highlights that many common arguments made in support of privacy, while initially seeming to …

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Issue 4 - May 2020 When Considering Federal Privacy Legislation

When Considering Federal Privacy Legislation

Article By: Neil Chilson 47 PEPP. L. REV. 917 (2020) Legislators, advocates, and business interests are proposing federal privacy legislation with new urgency. The United States has a long-established federal framework for addressing commercial privacy concerns, including general consumer protection law and sector-specific legislation. But the calls to expand or replace this approach have grown …

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Issue 2 – February 2018 PII In Context: Video Privacy and a Factor-Based Test For Assessing Personal Information

PII In Context: Video Privacy and a Factor-Based Test For Assessing Personal Information

Comment by: Daniel L. Macioce, Jr. 45 PEPP. L. REV. 331 (2018) As a central concept in American information privacy law, personally identifiable information (PII) plays a critical role in determining whether a privacy violation has occurred. Under the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (VPPA), PII “includes information which identifies a person as having …

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Issue 4 - June 2018 Trafficking Technology: A Look at Different Approaches to Ending Technology-Facilitated Human Trafficking

Trafficking Technology: A Look at Different Approaches to Ending Technology-Facilitated Human Trafficking

Comment by: David Barney 45 PEPP. L. REV. 747 (2018) In 2018, many believe that slavery is an antiquated concept. But as with anything else, if it has not become extinct, it has evolved with time. Human trafficking is no different. Each year, millions of men, women and children are trafficked in the United States, …

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Issue 3 - May 2017 The Outer Limits: IMSI-Catchers, Technology, and the Future of the Fourth Amendment

The Outer Limits: IMSI-Catchers, Technology, and the Future of the Fourth Amendment

Comment by: Ryan C. Chapman 44 PEPP. L. REV. 841 (2017) Recent advances in technology are posing new challenges for a legal system based on decades-old precedent.  Nowhere is this more apparent than in law enforcement’s warrantless use of IMSI Catchers.  These devices mimic a cell phone tower, and when the device is activated, cell phones …

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