Whether we are discussing the war on terrorism, the onslaught of modern technology, or the rightward shift of the Supreme Court, we continue see within them the erosion of the right to privacy in America. Thought history, it seems that it's the one right we've always been willing to cede for what we often mistakenly perceive as the great good. Journalist and attorney Frederick Lane, in his new book American Privacy: The 400-Year History of Our Most Contested Right, explains that "the history of America is the history of the right to privacy." Yet Lane explains that the right to privacy has never kept pace with technological and social change.
My conversation with Fredrick Lane: