Torts

Introduction Academic life is rarely quite so rewarding. Thanks to the editors of the Columbia Law Review for this opportunity to engage with scholars as gifted as Professors Robert Rabin, Carol Sanger, and Gregory Keating. I have long admired their insights on law, ethics, and institutions. I am grateĀ­ful and privileged for their trenchant responses […]

TORT LAW VS. PRIVACY

Eugene Volokh*

Tort law is often seen as a tool for protecting privacy. But tort law can also diminish privacy, by pressuring defendants to gather sensitive information about people, to install comprehensive surveillance, and to disclose information. And the pressure is growing, as technology makes surveillance and other information gathering more cost effective and thus more likely...