Privacy Matters … or does it? Thursday, October 28, 2010
"You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.“ - Sun Microsystems' CEO Scott McNealy (1999)
What is privacy? Historical concept - An objective, legitimate or reasonable expectation of privacy is an expectation of privacy generally recognized by society. Modern Tort law defining invasion of privacy – Intrusion of solitude: physical or electronic intrusion into one's private quarters. Public disclosure of private facts: the dissemination of truthful private information which a reasonable person would find objectionable
Privacy is dead? “People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people. That social norm is just something that has evolved over time.” – Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg – 2010 Is there a generational gap with the expectation of privacy online?
Challenge Privacy = control of dissemination of information Challenge = dramatic increase is amount of personal data Easy storage and tracking of information by systems Difficult storage and tracking by individuals