Defining the Limits of Privacy
ONLINE PRIVACYSeptember 1, 2010
The way we respond to the prevalence of online data will define the limits of privacy in the next decade. That is the message Daniel J. Solove shares in a report for The Chronicle of Higher Education. "The growth of information-analysis technology will have profound consequences, both good and bad," he writes, pointing to such positives as improved research and communication while cautioning that when it comes to privacy, "it will be harder for people to escape mistakes they made in the past. Big corporations and the government will be able to learn more about our lives and have more power as a result." Solove suggests that our responses and the "legal rules we develop over the next decade to cope with these developments will determine the limits of our freedom and privacy."