Oct 082010
 
 October 8, 2010  Misc

Gemma Galdon Clavell writes:

Working on surveillance, one of the issues that keeps coming up is that of privacy. Most arguments against the proliferation of surveillance technologies are based on their intrusive character and the need to guarantee people’s right to their privacy.

However, for many people, and specially the young, traditional definitions of privacy make little sense. How to fly the banner of privacy in a world where people volunteer their personal data in exchange for a discount voucher at the supermarket, or where some people crave for personal exposure as a road to riches?

Far from claiming that privacy is a thing of the past, however, I think that what we need to come to terms with is not the doom of privacy, but its redefinition. Privacy, today, does not mean what it used to -or not only.

For me, for instance, privacy is not about secrecy, seclusion or anonymity. It is about control.

Read more on EUObserver.com

Thanks to Ian Geldard for this link.

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