You need to read this (Privacy for Humans By Alexandra Ross). The world is changing and YOU need to remain in charge of your life's privacy settings. This book is a helpful guide to both THINK about it...and DO SOMETHING about it.
I found Privacy for Humans to be a nightlight in the darkness; through the use of simple explanations and diagrams, the book suggests the adoption of a "mindfulness" approach and suggests steps you can take to protect yourself.
A common objection to privacy regulation is the idea that innovation will be stifled by anything which hinders a company’s ability to collect, analyze, and leverage personal data. But is this true? The claim is closely aligned with absolute free market ideology, and deprecates the value of privacy and free speech may have in the healthy growth of business, innovation, and the creation of a human-centric world. What if privacy protection were not a cumbersome bug, as some sugg
In the days of the mythic Wild West, the “Wanted!” poster was a staple of tales in which lawmen hunted outlaws. Desperados took many names, but it was their face which bank clerks and saloon owners recognized. Today the wanted poster is rapidly becoming obsolete with the rise of facial recognition technology, but with these systems comes a new sort of untamed frontier. As powerful systems spot and match faces in the crowd to databases of criminals and suspects, who’s watching
As you might imagine from the latest headlines and privacy scandals of the past few weeks, one of the hottest practice areas on the rise is privacy law. As David Lat writes for Above the Law: “What’s driving the boom in privacy law and the ranks of privacy professionals? Certainly major social and technological changes are behind it, but there’s also a more specific catalyst: the GDPR, the European Union’s sweeping regulation of data privacy, which takes effect on May 25. Amo
Year over year, the amount of information we share with companies have grown, as have high-profile privacy concerns. In 2016, hackers are hardly the only ones out there interested in gaining deeper access to our personal information. Now we see major privacy challenges in the news from government and marketers, from Apple’s high-profile showdown with the U.S. government to the roll-out of “smart billboards” in major metropolitan markets. So where does consumer privacy protec
Every day we use powerful technology to exercise our creativity, inform our understanding of the world, and take advantage of modern conveniences. Going without it is almost unimaginable. Engineered to be fast, easy-to-use, and ubiquitous, the complexity of this technology is largely invisible. Indeed, its widespread adoption depends upon how seamlessly it can be integrated into our lives.
And herein lies a challenge. The seemingly simplicity of new technology also obscures
You may wonder, as you champion privacy awareness, if the efforts of the privacy movement have had an impact on the behavior of companies who collect, use and share our personal information. As we collectively work together to elevate the visibility of privacy issues and affirm the value of privacy, are the biggest players in the game taking notice? In a word: Yes. Recent stories suggest that not only have privacy advocates and regulators been heard, but that companies are lo