The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age

Norton. Oct. 2022. 304p. ISBN 9780393882315. $30. LAW
The internet has changed the world forever. It’s an era when the norm is to overshare everything, but what about the secrets that people do not want others to know? Citron (law, Univ. of Virginia; vice president, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative) details shocking stories and global statistics about intimate privacy violations, which disproportionately affect underrepresented groups, especially women and the LGBTQIA+ community. In the United States, people are not protected from anyone exposing intimate details and images from their dating and sex lives or mining data from phone apps and releasing personal information that can ruin lives. The author lays the groundwork in this book for everyone to fight both legally and socially for change in the U.S.
VERDICT Anyone who is deeply involved with using the internet in any form should pick up this book. It is important for everyone to understand how intimate privacy violations affect its victims and why the fight to make a change needs to happen as people continue to live their lives online.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing