Sent to subscribers in May 2013
This update is dedicated to Alan F. Westin, an iconic figure in privacy law throughout the world, and the most important privacy scholar since Louis Brandeis, who passed away on February 18, 2013, as we were completing the last elements of this Supplement #11, which will be shipped to our subscribers in May 2013.
Professor Westin defined the modern right to privacy in “Privacy and Freedom,” his seminar work in the information privacy field, which was published in 1967. In this book, Professor Westin defined privacy as individuals’ right to control, edit, manage, and delete information about themselves, and to decide how much of their personal information may be disclosed and to whom, how it should be maintained, and how it should be disseminated. This concept has become the cornerstone of our modern right to privacy.