‘I’ve Got Nothing to Hide’ and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy (2007)

28 Pages

Posted: 12 Jul 2007

Last reexamined: 27 Feb 2014


In this short essay, composed for a symposium in the San Diego Law Review, Professor Daniel Solove looks at the nothing to shroud contention. At the point when gotten some information about government observation and information mining, numerous individuals react by pronouncing: “I have nothing to cover up.” According to the nothing to shroud contention, there is no risk to protection except if the administration reveals unlawful action, wherein case an individual has no authentic legitimization to guarantee that it stay private. The nothing to conceal contention and its variations are very common, and in this way merit tending to. In this essay, Solove scrutinizes the nothing to conceal contention and uncovered its broken underpinnings.

Watchwords: security, nothing to cover up, information mining, observation

JEL Classification: C80, D80

Proposed Citation:

Proposed Citation

Solove, Daniel J., ‘I’ve Got Nothing to Hide’ and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy. San Diego Law Review, Vol. 44, p. 745, 2007; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 289. Accessible at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=998565

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