Buying back your own privacy. The high cost of keeping your personal information personal.
For most people, every five minute stroll on the web, the Internet, is a five-minute undressing. Websites snatching, saving, selling information on every click you make, every bit of personal data they can grab.
Web companies say it’s in the interest of consumer convenience and personalization. Privacy advocates say it’s out of control.
Back in the day, we presumed privacy until we saw in “invaded”. Today, many people presume a kind of nakedness on the web. These days you can have to pay to buy your own privacy back.
This hour On Point: the new frontiers of privacy.
- Tom Ashbrook
Latanya Sweeney, visiting professor at Harvard University’s Center for Research on Computation and Society. She is also the founder and director of the Data Privacy Lab, which seeks to shape the evolving relationship between technology and the right to privacy.
This program aired on April 6, 2011.