Daily Dashboard

Opinion: Cases for Better User Protection

SURVEILLANCE

January 3, 2013

In an op-ed for Time Magazine, Adam Cohen discusses the lack of legal ground in the U.S. for e-mail privacy protection. He writes that many in government “like the idea of being able to read citizens’ private e-mail” and Internet users have “gotten good at pushing back against Facebook over privacy issues” while not putting pressure on lawmakers to “strengthen e-mail privacy.” Meanwhile, Financial Times opines, “The technology underlying the surveillance economy is evolving faster than the ability of social norms to adapt, or regulators to keep pace.” Four basic rights are called for: notice, anonymity, redress and data portability.
Full Story