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Nov 21, 1998

Privacy and Freedom

Solveig Singleton was formerly Director of Information Studies at the Cato Institute and Senior Analyst for the Project on Technology & Innovation at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. She is currently Vice President & Senior Analyst at the Convergence Law Institute.

In this lecture from a Cato conference in 1998, Singleton remarks on how a regulatory vision of privacy can disrupt the free flow of information in society. She explains why the then-proposed European Data Protection Directive would have been a detriment to human progress and would have precluded the success of the web companies we know today.