Helf and Miller suggest that current federal privacy laws are
outdated in their lack of protection for our online communications.
The laws are outdated, but not because they fail to fully protect our
email, tweats, and updates. Rather, in a society where our most banal
musings are instantly shared with the world, the law fails to account
for the societal shift that substantially devalues the privacy of most
things thought to be too personal twenty-five years ago.
Dov Greenbaum, JD MPhil PhD
Mark Gerstein, PhD
Unpublished Letter to the Editor
Miguel Helft and Claire Cain Miller's "1986 Privacy Law Is Outrun by the Web"