The Right to Be Left Alone: Privacy and #MeToo

How is privacy and a growing awareness of the inadequacy of existing protections for it connected to the rise of the #MeToo movement? How do environments that appear to offer equal opportunities for participation, like online platforms or the modern workplace, end up facilitating harassment, erecting hidden barriers, and driving people away? How do opaque privacy policies, poorly enforced content moderation rules, or non-disclosure agreements further facilitate those dynamics? We will discuss the connection between privacy and the #MeToo movement: exploring the bias and harassment that threatens human dignity, autonomy, and professional viability, and the ways that the struggle for an equal playing field is mirrored by growing dissatisfaction with the privacy status quo.

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Cynthia Cole

Baker Botts LLP

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Carrie Goldberg

C.A. Goldberg, PLLC

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