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Privacy is a complex issue.
Each of us have different areas where we do not like prying eyes. We have
both a need and a right to retain our Privacy. A right that is increasingly
eliminited as technology infrastructure, commercial profiling, anti-fraud etc.
makes it impossible.
The pressure on our privacy is increasing and we do respond.
Privacy concernes are an abstract that we often are not concious of is influencing
our behavior. We do not leave our email-address as easy as we did before as
we know it gets filled with spam as soon as it gets in the hands of any listseller.
We use email forward addresses but they are troublesome to handle in reality.
We prefer not to leave identifying information just because .. We hear of Echelon
and Carnivore. We see the surveillance cameras. It is ok with protection, but
I did not do anything !
We know that every commercial player we cross on our roads wants to get an
oppourtunity to call, email or other way to sell. They want our contact information
and more and more details for profiling. Most companies just wants to provide
better Service - but it is getting to be too much. Just let me look and surf
in peace - Dont call me, I will call you.
Our personal information is entering an increasing number of public and private
databases and we have no control over how it is used, combined and re-used out
of context.. Hackers, internal mistakes, the strong incentive to go for the
short money etc. When everything is linked in one network risks are multiplied.
- but my Privacy is still controlled by the database and that is the problem.
Sound familiar? If so - you are not alone. A clear majority of individuals
say the same.
Wellcome to the No Privacy Future.
The problem is that it is getting worse - not better. As all sorts of devices
are connected to internet we enter what we call Pervasive computing where we
are always connected one way or the other. At the same time our digital signature
are turned into our new Globally Unique identifiation number meaning we are
Why should we accept it? - It is neither acceptable nor necesary ! Everyone
would gain from real privacy solutions.
Making Privacy the default in the networked economy
... because there is no alternative to freedom
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A few links to take different perspectives on the privacy issue:
PrivacyTown - Consumer
Affairs in Canada has provided a nice service getting well around different
EPIC - an organisation working with privacy
from many aspects
Privacy International - is
trying to demonstrate the problems through actual cases.