Friday, May 13, 2011

Super Injunctions - The New Privacy Club

Something rather interesting is happening to privacy, in the breakneck world of the internet. It's being privatized.

Legislatures around the world are flummoxed by the sheer breadth of the internet-related privacy issues piling up with exponential speed on their doorsteps...

As governments struggle with these questions, the privacy mercenaries are moving in. The most obvious example currently is in the United Kingdom, where a court remedy known as the "super injunction" has evolved as a high-priced means of shutting down unfavorable stories about celebrities and business people in the media. Here's how it works... (more)