18 Comm. Law. 1 (2000-2001)

handle is hein.journals/comlaw18 and id is 1 raw text is: Internet Privacy and Free Expression: New
Media for the New Millennium
KURT WIMMER

Protecting personal privacy is fast
becoming the most pressing commu-
nications policy issue of the new
decade. Massive amounts of personal
data now can be collected, manipulat-
Kurt Winimer is a partner with the firmt
of Covington & Burling in Washington,
D.C. The views expressed are those of
the author and do not necessarily rep-
resent those of his firn or clients.

ed, and sent over the Inlernel with a
keystroke. As digital media become
more comprehensive, pervasive, and
complex, Americans arc left wonder-
ing how to protect their private lives
from public exposure.' A new vocabu-
lary, including such terms as data min-
ing and online profiling, for the col-
lection of personal information has
been created.

The public policy debate has sel-
dom, if ever, focused on the other side
of the equation: Legal actions taken to
restrict access and dissemination of
information to protect personal priva-
cy may also restrict free expression,
Freedom in the online world can be a
zero-sum game-increased protection
for privacy can mean diminished pro-
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Chair's Colum n  .................................... 2
The Anticyberquatting Consumer Protection Acd ...... 3
Journalist's Privilege Against Newsguthering I.iahility? .. 

Book  Review  .................................. 21
Comrside- United States  ......................... 22
Counsidc-United Kingdom  ...................... 25
Bibliogruphy  ................................... 26

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