On Tuesday, author Evgeny Morozov published a provocative essay in the MIT Technology Review, arguing that today’s privacy problem is really a democracy problem. He argues that the imagination of privacy advocates has become constrained, fixating on giving individuals more “control” over their data without considering the negative effect of information automation in general. In a timely coincidence, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill gave a speech where she declared a “call to arms” on new thinking about how to protect privacy . . . in the realm of engineers and technologists.
Both privacy “call to arms” have me rethinking what I want from protecting my privacy. // More on the Future of Privacy Forum Blog.