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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Professor Feldman on What the Loss of Groklaw Means for the Future of Privacy

First it was Lavabit and Silent Circle; now respected tech law site Groklaw is closing down. "They tell us that if you send or receive an email from outside the U.S., it will be read," explained founder Pamela Jones.

The key issue is whether Groklaw's closure is a sign of things to come, Robin Feldman, a professor of law at the UC Hastings College of the Law, told the E-Commerce Times.

"The Internet ecosystem ... is somewhat like the international monetary system: It works because we are all willing to believe and to play along," Feldman explained. "Widespread withdrawal or nonparticipation could damage the fabric."

Read the full story on E-Commerce Times here.

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