An information privacy professor assigned her students to find out what they could learn about people just by listening to public conversations, observing what they could see on clothing and bags, and Googling the results. Answer: A lot. You don’t have much privacy out in public.
I have often heard people in public reciting their Social Security and credit card numbers into phones, as though there were some kind of Cone of Silence around them.
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Thread for those who teach or study information privacy: So I gave my information privacy students (2Ls and 3Ls) a project for spring break, after we learned about anonymous speech, reasonable expectation of privacy, third party doctrine, and privacy by obscurity. 1/6
— Kate Klonick (@Klonick) March 5, 2019