Alexander Tsesis Raymond and Mary Simon Chair in Constitutional Law
“Marketplace of Ideas, Privacy, and the Digital Audience,” 94 Notre Dame Law Review 1585 (2019)
Tsesis is a prolific author and frequent presenter on issues involving constitutional law, free speech, and civil rights. In this article, he identifies what legislative reforms can check the substantial economic effects of massive, commercial agglomeration of data files containing individuals’ histories, daily routines, medical conditions, and personal habits. To address this logarithmically expanding cyber phenomenon, Tsesis argues, Congress should restrict retention and trade in private data and effectively allow internet users to remove personal information no longer needed to accomplish the transaction for which it was originally processed.