This spring, the students of an elective course on internet privacy at Fordham Law School experienced a number of fascinating "teaching moments" during an assignment meant to demonstrate how much personal information is floating around online, reports the Seattle Times. The assignment from the class’s professor, Joel Reidenberg, was, admittedly, a bit provocative: create a dossier about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia from what can be found on the internet. Why Scalia? Well, the class had been discussing his recent dismissive comments about internet privacy concerns at a conference. His summation, as reported by the Associated Press: "Every single datum about my life is private? That’s silly." Scalia was a natural choice–a highly public figure with good reason to guard his privacy. Good luck, for example, finding a direct phone number for his chambers. Yet the class managed to create a dossier of 15 pages, Reidenberg reported to a conference on privacy at Fordham, that included the justice’s home address and home phone number, his wife’s personal eMail address, and the TV shows and food he prefers…

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