Marc Rotenberg, the Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), has a piece over on Huffington Post:
Modern privacy begins with the understanding that personal information will be widely accessible. That’s as true for web 2.0 as it was for the early Internet, and for the telephone. It’s a paradox to be sure. Someone once said, “we must protect privacy to ensure the free flow of information.” That’s exactly right.
Think about the cell phone for a moment. It’s a device for transferring personal information and it’s all about privacy.
Modern privacy is about what happens to information once it’s held by others — whether it’s a government agency, a bank, a cell phone company, or a social network site. We give up personal information all the time, but that doesn’t end the discussion over privacy. That’s where it begins.
Read more on The Huffington Post.