Posted by: Lisa Pampuch | May 1, 2009

Theory vs. practice

When it comes to privacy, it seems that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia sees a difference between privacy in theory and privacy in practice. Or maybe it’s a difference between privacy for everyone else and privacy for himself.

Kashmir Hill at Above the Law blog reports that a Fordham University law professor was inspired by a Scalia remark (at a law conference that “Every single datum about my life is private? That’s silly.”) to instruct his information privacy law class to compile a dossier on Scalia. The results?

Professor Joel Reidenberg and his class now have a 15-page dossier on Scalia, including his home address, the value of his home, his home phone number, the movies he likes, his food preferences, his wife’s personal e-mail address, and “photos of his lovely grandchildren.”

Scalia’s not too pleased. Check out Hill’s post for all the details.


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