Rhonda Callow responds to a statement made by Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media last year in a blog post he wrote entitled My Contrarian Stance on Facebook and Privacy. At the time, O’Reilly wrote, in part:
“But let’s not make privacy a third rail issue, pillorying any company that makes a mistake on the privacy front. If we do that, we’ll never get the innovation we need to solve the thorny nest of issues around privacy and data ownership that are intrinsic to the network era.”
Ms. Callow disagrees on the pillorying issue, advocating a name-and-shame approach:
Doing so will not stifle innovation; it’ll simply pressure companies to respect our privacy.
You can read her commentary on Sync