A computer user poses in front of a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Brussels May 30, 2014. Google has taken the first steps to meet a European ruling that citizens can have objectionable links removed from Internet search results, a ruling that pleased privacy campaigners but raised fears that the right can be abused to hide negative information.

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A Practical Model for Real Privacy Protection

June 12, 2014, Joshua Bleiberg

In their recent paper “Databuse and a Trusteeship Model of Consumer Protection in the Big Data Era”, Benjamin Wittes and Wells Bennett argue we need to reconceptualize privacy. Privacy has morphed into a notion that could describe a range of beliefs and precisely but captures none of the potential harms. The trustee approach overcomes these barriers by establishing specific protections that are easier to enforce.

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