EP 615 Intimate Privacy is Being Shredded in the Digital Age


  Every day, deep fake sex videos, leaked emails and stolen nude images are weaponized, causing lasting damage to people’s careers, relationships and self-expression.  Every day, companies track our health, location, dating, and browsing habits and share them with law enforcement.  And as the Supreme Court takes its own axe to privacy, incarceration for reproductive choices you make is a distinct possibility.  Whether it’s a spurned boyfriend or an online company whose business model is over collection of data about you, the internet may be dangerous to the careful way that you try to position yourself in the world, making it a place where you no longer feel it is safe from harmful invasions of your intimate privacy.  A leading expert in this field, University of Virginia Law Professor, Danielle Keats Citron, author of “The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age” is our guest today and she explains why it is so important for Americans to have a backstage where private moments remain just that.  As you will learn in this podcast, that opportunity is threatened by vindictive actors and laws which protect internet companies more than users.