Privacy: why should we be concerned?Presentation Transcript
Privacy: why should we be concerned?
Mathias Klang @klang67
Privatus? Complex term but “separated from the rest”
Privacy is experienced. Introvert v extrovert
Historically technology is seen as damaging privacy – but what if togetherness is the norm?
a historical glance.
Are we alone together or together alone?
The right to privacy (1890)
Killer app 1890: Hollerith Tabulating Machine
The ability to count
Privacy revival 1970s
Killer app 1970
The ability to analyze and compare
Data protection Directive (1995)
Killer apps 1995: Browser wars
Count, analyze, compare & communicate
Availability of data through digitalization & web
Why lawmakers secretly “dislike” technology?
Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
Technology & control
Control in analogue world Control in digital world Law Contextual & programmed social rules Architecture
Only technology (spot the ethical dilemma?)
Privacy & technology
We leak information
Surveillance: the Orwellian gaze from above
A Huxleyian shift
Ending the communications monopoly
End of communications monopoly Blogger 1999 Google 1999
Normalizing the abnormal
Sousveillance: A gaze from below
“ friends” ensure: there is no opt-out
Autoveillance: a gaze from within
My amazing coffee
Silly maybe, but harmful?
Village vs global village
Jessica Rabbit: I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
What do the people who control what we can do, think?
If you have done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear
The effect of banal information
What will they let us think?
A squirrel dying in your front yard may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa
Seduced by technology, locked by licenses & killed by a lack of social responsibility
Information obesity, Personalization & mind control
Privacy will not be die suddenly of a massive leak. It’s slowly fading by analysis of public data…
Autonomy: the freedom to lose our privacy
A final problem: Outing the young
There have always been gatekeepers.
State oppression can be observed and therefore controlled. Our choices require self control
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