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Monday, May 25, 2015

Q: Is privacy dead? Of course not

By Evan Selinger
Aeon Magazine - Ideas

Here is an excerpt:

But if we’re talking about informational privacy, it isn’t a thing. Informational privacy is a series of decisions individuals and groups make. Some crucial decisions are about social and ethical norms. This means we’ve got to decide which norms to value, determine when it’s appropriate for norms to be enforced and when norm violations should be allowed to slide, and figure out which sanctions are befitting of proper norm policing. In a pluralistic society, these ends are furthered by fraught and ongoing negotiation. Such negotiation is further complicated by disruptive innovation changing how people consume and share information.

The entire article is here.