Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change

by Larry Emmott on March 1, 2011

in Internet,Security

 The article linked below looks at privacy issues from a legal and public policy point of view. Persoanlly I am conflicted. One one hand I readily acknowledge the “creepiness” factor of  some computer, which means some “big brother” in the sky, knowing things about me. On the other hand I appreciate being offered products and services I really might want rather than being bombarded with mass marketing for things I have no interest in.  

It relates to this previous post on privacy

…we hear both regulatory advocates and average consumers alike stress the “creepiness” factor associated with online data collection and targeted advertising.

“But creating new privacy rights cannot be justified simply because people feel vague unease,”

via Public Interest Comment on Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change | Mercatus.

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