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52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 333 (2014)
Privacy and Technology in the Twenty-First Century
Mark A. Rothstein*
Abstract

We live in a society increasingly dependent on and enamored by technology, including communications, surveillance, forensic, health care, and other forms of technology. Yet, we also purport to value privacy. Is it possible to have both technology and privacy—to realize the benefits of technology without compromising privacy? Do current laws provide adequate protections in light of new technologies? These are difficult questions and, to start, we need to define what we mean by privacy.

* Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine. Nicholas Craddock, J.D. 2014, provided excellent research assistance. Annotated and expanded version of remarks for Constitution Day, September 17, 2013, at the Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville.