Seen and Heard: Social Media and Privacy Legislation


Max Greenwald

How can legislation protect our privacy when it comes to social media? Before we can have a proper discussion about policy action, we have to take a step back and understand the dynamics of social media. The thing is, the erosion of our privacy by sites like Facebook is not a violation—it is the whole point. We don’t use social media; it uses us.

On Thursday, October 4th, Emma Teitel—a current affairs columnist at Maclean’s Magazine and nominee for Best New Magazine Writer at this year’s National Magazine Awards for The New Paparazzi—presented her arguments and ideas around social media, privacy, and legislation at the School of Public Policy and Governance. The crux of her argument: “The people we should be most weary of when it comes to the exposure of our personal information are not corporations, hackers, or the government, but ourselves.” If you…

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