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
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