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How the idea of privacy has changed in the US


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How the idea of privacy has changed in the US

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2003: The Government Paperwork Elimination Act takes full effect

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2007: Mobile apps become widely prevalent

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Late 2000s-early 2010s: A variety of small data privacy stories make headlines

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2017: A data breach at Equifax puts 145M individuals’ personal data at risk

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2018: Cambridge Analytica harvests data from 87M Facebook profiles to aid the Trump campaign

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2022: Roe v. Wade is overturned, calling into question some constitutional justifications for the right to privacy

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