We are approaching a sea change when it comes to how personal data is created, stored and repurposed. Recent cases between state, local, and federal governments and companies like Apple and Facebook are breaking new ground in the battle between legitimate law enforcement surveillance and user privacy.
Mediation of a conflict moves forward, in part, through the mediator’s efforts in reframing each party’s internal characterization of the dispute. In this practical guide we look at the varying definitions of
reframing, link these definitions to the purposes of
reframing, outline the many ways a mediator can reframe
disputes, and explore the advantages and pitfalls.