Greetings! (June 1, 2008)
Increasingly, and on a moment-to-moment basis, we are creating data everywhere we tread, both online and offline--in spaces both public and private. This truism has, in many ways, led to the rise of privacy issues in today's society. But, just how close are we to the ubiquitous digitization of our lives? That is a question we explore in this month's issue of Inside 1to1: Privacy and in future issues, as we roll out a series of...
How Close Are We to Ubiquitous Digitalization of Our Lives? (June 1, 2008)
The book Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty and Happiness After the Digital explosion, catalogues and examines major developments in the field of personal identification and tracking since 2000 and poses the question: Are our privacy policies and controls keeping pace with technological developments? The authors of Blown to Bits say no. They contend that speed with which these technologies are improving is creating “a system-wide perfect storm” that current privacy regulations are ill-equipped to handle.