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Opinion: Living an 'Open Life' a Clear and Present Danger


May 14, 2012

There are a growing number of advocates for living a publicly open life. The argument, articulated by "some of the smartest and most influential thinkers of the digital revolution" is that we benefit individually and as a society by sharing information, and so privacy regulation should be avoided, opines Don Tapscott for The Malaysian Insider. "But given that there are few social and legal controls over what happens to our personal information, a life plan of 'being open' is probably a big mistake...The clear and present danger is the irreversible erosion of that most enabling of liberties: anonymity," he writes.
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