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Does the Privacy of Your Personal Information Worry You?
John Mancini, AIIM http://www.AIIM.org
Consider the following.
Surveillance is the business model of the Internet for two primary reasons: people like free, and people like convenient. The truth is, though, that people arent given much of a choice. Its either surveillance or nothing, and the surveillance is conveniently invisible so you dont have to think about it.
In the 17th century, the French statesman Cardinal Richelieu famously said, Show me six lines written by the most honest man in the world, and I will find enough therein to hang him. Lavrentiy Beria, head of Joseph Stalins secret police in the old Soviet Union, declared, Show me the man, and Ill show you the crime. Both were saying the same thing: if you have enough data about someone, you can find sufficient evidence to find him guilty of something.
The Privacy Enigma
How much information am I willing to trade off for convenience?
Who should have access to MY information?
Do I care whether this access is by a government or by Google? Why?
How far am I willing to stretch the bounds of access and privacy to
allow law enforcement to go after the bad guys
Does sounder encryption ultimately help or hurt the bad
The 5 Tensions that Are Driving a Reassessment of Privacy
Tension #1 -- Were Saving Everything. 1
Tension #2 -- We Actually Have Tools to Understand all the Stuff Were Saving.
Tension #3 -- Multiple and Inconsistent Responses to Privacy.
Tensions #4 + #5 -- The Snowden Revelations and the ISIS Threat.
After being burned by NSA in the Snowden revelations, private
companies announced policies to inform their customers when they
were under government surveillance.
UK ministers want to make it a criminal offence for tech firms to warn users of requests for access to their communication data made by security organizations such as MI5, MI6 and GCHQ (the Government Communications Headquarters).
Privacy is the next big issue.
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