September 01, 2014

Sua Sponte: A Judge Comments

A judge offers a critique of the views in "Mending the Wall."

Hon. Paul W. Grimm

We put more and more private information about our personal and professional lives into public view. We post on social media sites and blog. Yet, paradoxically, we claim a fierce desire to safeguard our privacy. Ask any teenager whether she believes that by incessantly revealing the details of her daily life, thoughts, and emotions, she has thereby forfeited her privacy rights. She will look at you as though you are mad. Should the law be amended to protect against the consequences of such self-disclosure?

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