A few months ago, I read something about various kinds of privacy, one of which was “privacy from one’s past”– i.e., the freedom from having something you said in a bar ten years ago come back to haunt you.

This notion was running around in the back of my mind when writing about the end of Invisible Adjunct (or the end of the IA site); but for the life of me I haven’t been able to reconstruct the crumb-trail back to the place where I read about it.

Is this an incredibly familiar concept in legal circles? Anyone know where it comes from?