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Technology-proficient Juris Doctor / MBA. Loves music, comedy, and technology, especially of the artificial intelligence variety.

Creative blockchain solutions are available to almost every business, and have the potential to enhance almost every business model in some way. But the value of a particular blockchain technology and whether it would be appropriate to implement exists, as many things do, on a spectrum. Blockchain technology is one of the tools by which discussion could move significantly on from more generalized questions like “how do we make our company’s data private and secure” to more specific questions like “what are the best ways to protect our data’s privacy and security,” “in which ways are our data private or…


Broadly speaking, one’s privacy can be harmed by vertical means–the government, various levels of law enforcement, an employer, or a technology platform or service–or by lateral means, e.g., oneself or others who have one’s previously shared information.[i] These can be equally harmful, and may overlap such that a blameworthy privacy practice can be masked for some time, as in the case of Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. In that case, the latter obtained much of the data it needed to manipulate national elections from scraping Facebook’s lateral data — details on users’ identities, networks, and likes — from posts or shares…


Today’s privacy problem is extremely complex. It is a multifaceted, dynamic problem; it is a market problem, a societal problem, and an individual and even a biological problem. What the term privacy circumscribes, what privacy harms are, what the value of privacy is, and what privacy solutions could be have all existed in a state of flux for some time. An examination of the relevant literature provides an introduction to some dominant privacy theories.

A. The Elusive Definition of Privacy

Recent necessary focus on privacy matters has sharpened the picture of what the word privacy actually describes, but that enhanced…


Every day, most of the world interacts with code. In the information age, if you access something on your phone, drive your car, or watch your favorite movie or tv show, you’re enabled to do so via code. That code is written, usually, by a human, who has all of the associated quirks and fallibilities. Yet, by some estimates, only one-third of one percent of humans know how to code, and therefore know how to write scripts that the streaming services, phones, cars and websites need to work.[i] …

Garrett Groos

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