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Counterpoint: Consent, User Control Are Not Things of the Past

NOTICE & CONSENT

January 8, 2014

In response to arguments presented by privacy scholar and author Victor Mayer-Schönberger on notice, choice and the regulation of use, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian, Berlin State Parliament (Germany) Commissioner Alexander Dix and Prof. Khaled El Emam collectively contend that consent and personal control are not things of the past. In this Privacy Perspectives post, they write, “In fact, in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations, we are witnessing the opposite: A resurgence of interest in strengthening personal privacy.”
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