Scalia Scoffs at Calls for More Data Privacy Protection, Students Surprise Him With Dossier of His Own Data.


Mark Kleiman says,

Last year U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gave a public speech questioning the need for more privacy protections.

This year a Fordham University law professor teaching a course on privacy gave his class the project of turning up publicly available information on Scalia.

The fifteen-page dossier completely flipped Scalia out.

"It seems that Professor Reidenberg successfully created an active learning environment where his students took control and learned the subject in a way they will not soon forget."

Read: Fordham Law Class Collects Personal Info About Scalia; Supreme Ct. Justice Is Steamed.

Snip: His class turned in a 15-page dossier that included not only Scalia's home address, home phone number and home value, but his food and movie preferences, his wife's personal e-mail address and photos of his grandchildren, reports Above the Law.

If you are interested in following this story, including a discussion of privacy and ethical considerations, here is a link to a blog which provides further detail.

Read: Justice Scalia's Dossier: Interesting Issues about Privacy and Ethics