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Want Online Privacy? Be Ready to Fight for It

ONLINE PRIVACY

March 11, 2010

Security expert Bruce Schneier believes that when it comes to the future of online privacy, the public needs to fight for better laws protecting personal information. NetworkWorld reports on Schneier's contention that the longer privacy policies are left up in the air, the more likely it will become that they never will be set. A key issue is balancing control over data to maximize individuals' liberty, the report states, pointing out that because digital information is easier and less expensive to store than to delete, it effectively never dies. "If you give an individual privacy, he gets more power," Schneier says, "...We can accept the new balance or set the balance."
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