Launch of the WPF Discussion Forum: The Paradox of Consent, analysis by Bob Gellman

Discussion Forum: Consent and Privacy — World Privacy Forum launches its Discussion Forum with an inaugural paper by Robert Gellman on the complexities of consent in the privacy sphere. Gellman’s analysis focuses on the core privacy issues underlying “The Maine Incident,” that is, Maine’s historic 1998 passage of medical privacy legislation, and the subsequent repealing of key aspects of that legislation two weeks after it was enacted. Issues related to consent were key factors in the Maine events.