Jan 27, 2020

Jennifer King’s Three Tips for Maintaining Consumer Privacy

From Stanford Magazine

3 Simple Ways to Fight for Your Privacy

By Summer Moore Batte

Information on your location, your purchasing decisions and your search history is constantly being collected, through every device you use.

Though the use and sale of your personal information may seem like an overwhelming issue to tackle, Jennifer King, director of consumer privacy at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, recommends you should still try.

“The analogy I’ve been bringing up lately is bathrooms,” King says. “Nobody wants to use the bathroom without a door in public. We rely on some level of privacy at the societal level, even if maybe we’re not particularly taking advantage of it. What concerns me is that this march toward giving it up ends up hurting us on a societal level, because before we know it, it’s all just kind of whittled away.”


Jennifer King earned her Ph.D. at the School of Information in 2018. Currently, she is the Director of Privacy at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society.

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June 12, 2020