Solveig Singleton explains how a regulatory vision of digital privacy can disrupt the free flow of information in society.
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.