Recap: Webinar looks at the exceptional nature of privacy harm

13th July 2018 News 19 Views

The IAPP’s recent webinar on privacy harms looked at the classification of privacy harms, why courts, at least in the U.S., have been reluctant to recognize them, as well as how the Federal Trade Commission conceptualizes harms in its enforcement actions against unfair and deceptive practices. 
In “Understanding harms in privacy and data protection,” Panelists Ryan Calo, law professor at University of Washington School of Law, former FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny, and Future of Privacy Forum’s Policy Counsel Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna examined how the European approach to privacy as a fundamental right influences how European courts interpret privacy harms.
Calo’s theoretical construct, laid out in his article, “The Boundaries of Privacy Harm,� considers harm to consist of two interrelated, essential facets: one subjective and one objective

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