Robin Lane – Privacy as Property Rights

Robin Lane spoke at the ACLU privacy conference this week. She has a very insightful view of property rights and privace.

Lane stated, “I have long associated privacy with a right, a freedom, a form of protection, but what does my right to privacy actually protect? Privacy protects identity. Identity is a form of property, and privacy is the freedom from trespass of that property. No one but me is entitled to make use of my identity.”

Privacy as a Property Right is an issue that spreads across the political spectrum. Liberals, conservatives, and libertarians ought to be able to support protecting our property rights and privacy.

You can read the rest of Lane’s comments on her blog.