Scott McCollough: The Right to Privacy

by Plutopia News Network
Scott McCollough

Scott McCollough has spent his years as an attorney focused on the places where technology collides with regulation, working primarily for telecommunications companies, Internet service providers, and application providers. He’s a leading expert on telecommunications and Internet law and policy.

In this episode of the Plutopia News Network podcast, Scott speaks at a monthly EFF-Austin meeting, making a deep dive into the intricacies of privacy law. He discusses the definition of privacy, and why it’s important. He explores the natural law, positive law and utilitarian arguments in favor of privacy.

“The Constitution does not explicitly mention any right of privacy. However in a line of decisions going back as far as 1891, the court has recognized that a right of personal privacy, or a guarantee of certain areas or zones of privacy, does exist under the constitution. Personal rights could be deemed fundamental or implicit in the concept of ordered liberty are included in the guarantee of personal privacy.”

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