Our Collective Privacy and One Strange Tale
ONLINE PRIVACYAugust 19, 2013
What happens when individuals decide to publish their entire lives on the Internet? Is it just their privacy they are giving up, or is it also the privacy of their friends, family and others that is violated, too? Last week, a former sportswriter published a website revealing countless personal thoughts, photos and memories and timed it to go public after his death by suicide. But in revealing his personal secrets, others around him were affected as well. This post for Privacy Perspectives explores the implications of our collective privacy and how our choices to disclose personal data can have wide-reaching effects on those around us.