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Growth in Positive Feelings About Sharing

PERSONAL PRIVACY

June 8, 2012

Don Tapscott writes for the Toronto Star about the growing view that sharing “intimate, personal information…would benefit us all individually and society as a whole.” Citing examples such as Jeff Jarvis’s book Private Parts and Facebook’s company mission to “make the world more open,” Tapscott says, “The proponents of this view are some of the smartest and most influential thinkers and practitioners of the digital revolution.” Still other influencers say the question is not what to share but “how to ensure the information is used appropriately.” Advances in technology continue to make data collection more prevalent and companies are creating ways to make sense of it, which can benefit consumers, but Tapscott wonders about a possible dark side.
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