Saturday, May 21, 2016

A turning point for Privacy in America?

Out this week by Pew Research is this article that I find so amazing while at the same time there are so many instances where the public appears to be willfully giving away their Privacy. The Pew Research output says enough. Not much more I can say, except I am excited we might be turning the corner. Here is just the first paragraph, where it is clear no turning point has yet happened, but an awareness is!  An awareness of many of the Privacy Principles, not just confidentiality.
The cascade of reports following the June 2013 government surveillance revelations by NSA contractor Edward Snowden have brought new attention to debates about how best to preserve Americans’ privacy in the digital age. At the same time, the public has been awash with news stories detailing security breaches at major retailers, health insurance companies and financial institutions. These events – and the doubts they inspired – have contributed to a cloud of personal “data insecurity” that now looms over many Americans’ daily decisions and activities. Some find these developments deeply troubling and want limits put in place, while others do not feel these issues affect them personally. Others believe that widespread monitoring can bring some societal benefits in safety and security or that innocent people should have “nothing to hide.”

Some of my Privacy blog articles