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We May Own Our Data, But Facebook Has a Duty to Protect It


Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

In hearings on Capitol Hill this week, lawmakers circled the idea of an "information fiduciary," a legal framework that would bind the social-media company to a stricter code of conduct.

Credit: Illustration by Javier Jan; Source Photographs by Chip Somodevilla / Getty and David Paul Morris / Bloomberg / Getty

Two years ago, Jack M. Balkin, a constitutional-law professor at Yale, published a fifty-page article in the U.C. Davis Law Review examining what he called problems "at the intersection of information privacy and the First Amendment."

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