Over the past decade the rise of communication technologies has led to the unprecedented interconnectedness of modern societies, spurring anxieties over governmental and corporate surveillance. In turn, the new realities saw the emergence of a new breed of scholarship that brings together the insights of constitutional and private law academics, sociologists, philosophers, political scientists, and technologists. Alongside governmental officials and industry representatives, privacy scholarship is now burgeoning on a global scale. However, as often happens in the case of the formation of a new social field, 1 privacy scholarship can become too narrowly focused on the specificities and dilemmas found in an academic sub-discipline, or get used as a platform for all kinds of policy advocacy.

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Against this backdrop, the work of Hoofnagle stands out by offering both...

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