A fascinating conversation with author Neil Richards on his new book, Why Privacy Matters and how it relates to so many important aspects of our lives. We also talk about Facebook and other social media companies as well as the encroachment of surveillance capitalism.

Neil Richards is one of the world’s leading experts in privacy law, information law, and freedom of expression. He holds the Koch Distinguished Professorship at Washington University School of Law, where he co-directs the Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law. He is also an affiliate scholar with the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and the Yale Information Society Project, a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology, and a consultant and expert in privacy cases. Richards serves on the board of the Future of Privacy Forum and is a member of the American Law Institute. He is the author of Intellectual Privacy.

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