Saturday, November 13, 2010

Privacy or Security: Are the two necessarily incompatible?

A new opinion piece in the New York Times argues that the old either-privacy-or-security paradigm is dead. With so much information changing hands regularly--credit card transactions, medical data, emails, social networking--this author argues that whether we can have privacy has become a moot point. So, what we need to think is not whether we can have privacy OR security (because that question is now outdated), how can privacy and security be balanced. He argues that we need, as a society, to discuss not how much information can be gathered about us, but how that information will be used. Very interesting reading:

Click here to read the piece.

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