Databuse: Digital Privacy and the Mosaic




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Please join the Center for Democracy & Technology and The Brookings Institution for a discussion on the concept of “databuse” and the notion that our traditional definition of privacy can no longer bear the weight that “big data” places upon it.

Benjamin Wittes and Wells Bennett coined the phrase “databuse” in a recent paper to address the overuse of the term “privacy” to broadly define rights that are have become much more nuanced and complicated in the era of big data. The paper investigates policy arguments and solutions to protecting our right against infringement of personal data.

Wittes and Bennett will discuss their paper, with CDT’s Justin Brookman providing commentary on privacy rights in today’s digital age. The group will explore the deep roots of privacy in American thought and policy, as well as current data practices and privacy concern