Privacy Advisor

PERSPECTIVE: The historical imperative—Why we need to forget

Jeremy Bentham originally described the Panopticon in 1787. The concept of the Panopticon was that, at any given moment, anonymous individuals could observe others without their knowledge or consent. Bentham predicted that this inspection principle would effect “morals reformed, health preserved, industry invigorated, instruction diffused and public burdens lightened.”

Already a member?

You must be logged in to access this content. Log in now to proceed.

Not an IAPP member?

It's easy and affordable to become an IAPP member, and you'll get access to the following great benefits:

  • News. You’re busy. We make it easy to stay on top of the headlines.
  • Networking. It’s all about who you know. Targeted online and in-person channels give you access to the people you want to meet.
  • Certification. Skilled privacy pros are in high demand. We can help you advance your career and increase your earning potential.
  • Resources. The newly revamped Resource Center is a one-stop-shop for practical tools and research to help you tackle your biggest challenges.
  • Alerts. The Privacy Tracker blog sorts through the clutter and gets to the heart of breaking legislative developments.

...and much more!