Paul Schwartz quoted in Bloomberg BNA, May 27, 2013 (registration required)
It is “interesting that privacy is going to be looked at under the rubric of e-commerce,” Paul Schwartz, University of California Berkeley School of Law professor and co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, told BNA…. The discussion about privacy will likely “become [ ] part of a larger e-commerce discussion” and thus will be a “much bigger discussion with different regulators,” he explained.
Paul Schwartz writes for Bloomberg BNA, May 13, 2013
The Proposed Regulation extends EU privacy jurisdiction quite broadly…. While it is necessary and appropriate for the European Union to protect the online privacy interests of its citizens, the European Union should not become the super-regulator of all cloud companies regardless of the extent of an impact on its citizens.
Paul Schwartz quoted in US News & World Report, April 5, 2013
“I don’t really see strong legal regulation in place to manage something of this magnitude,” says Paul Schwartz, University of California law professor and co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. The IRS is working with the same kind of oversight and rules that were developed in the paper tax-return era, says Schwartz. But with the technology it now has, the agency can “see into people’s lives” as never before.
Paul Schwartz cited in Datenschutz-Blog, April 2, 2013
From my perspective, a highlight was, in particular, the panel on “The EU-US Privacy Collision” on which Paul Schwartz (BCLT and Berkeley Law), Christopher Wolf (Hogan Lovells), Karl-Nicolas Peifer (University of Cologne) and Michael D. Hintze (Chief Privacy Counsel and Assistant General Counsel of Microsoft Corporation) were represented.
Paul Schwartz quoted in The Wall Street Journal, (requires registration) July 15, 2012
Paul M. Schwartz … said the use of pen registers and trap-and-trace technology is likely up because the public is spending more time on smartphones and the Internet. … The data available to agencies is much broader than when investigators tracked phone calls to and from a single line, he said. “It’s not surprising they’re going to make use of it,” he said.
San Francisco Chronicle, February 26, 2012 by Paul M. Schwartz
William Prosser, the dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law, altered the path of American law in 1960. He did so with an article, simply titled “Privacy,” in our law school’s California Law Review. This article had an unparalleled influence on the development of the law, one still felt today.
San Francisco Chronicle, Dot.Commentary, February 10, 2012 by James Temple
In an interview, he said European—particularly German—perceptions are rooted in 19th century philosophers such as Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, as well as the way private information was used against citizens under communist rule and dictators like Adolf Hitler. “Americans just feel more comfortable with this rough-and-tumble social discourse,” he said.
San Francisco Chronicle, Dot.Commentary, January 27, 2012 by James Temple
Paul Schwartz, faculty director for the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, noted that the broad technological trends of the day, in and of themselves, raise “all kinds of data security and privacy issues.”
Policy by the Numbers, January 9, 2012 by Paul M. Schwartz & Daniel J. Solove
In our recent work, The PII Problem, we drew on the NGram viewer to gain a sense of peaks and valleys in policymakers’ attention to “information privacy” from 1950 to 2000…. From the 1990s on, the continuing use of the attention to “information privacy” reflected society’s growing concern with privacy in the PC and then Internet era.
Washington Internet Daily, January 5, 2012 by Kamala Lane
http://www.warren-news.com/widtrial.htm (registration required)
There should be incentives for companies “to keep information in the least identifiable form possible,” Schwartz said. Companies also should have an obligation “to track what happens to records after they’re released” and risk assessments are needed to figure out when that identifiable information is likely to become identified “and allow people to assess the levels of risk that follow.”