European Data Protection Digest

Expert Discusses Technology's Effect on Privacy

PRIVACY

December 16, 2011

In an interview with The European, Harvard Prof. Harry Lewis discusses the ways technology is changing society. Speaking about the amount of information sharing that occurs, Lewis says, "I think there's still plenty to worry about from governments in terms of surveillance and tracking. But I also worry that we're doing it to each other. And more than that, we're doing it to ourselves, just by the amount that we disclose, just by how hard it is to live our lives without leaving a digital trail." Lewis also worries that a lack of privacy will hamper social innovation and progress.
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