Our Data, Ourselves

We need a comprehensive data privacy law. This law should protect all information about us, and not be limited merely to financial or health information. It should limit others' ability to buy and sell our information without our knowledge and consent. It should allow us to see information about us held by others, and correct any inaccuracies we find. It should prevent the government from going after our information without judicial oversight. It should ... Full Story »

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Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Oct. 1, 2008

An article that is more plea than commentary. Nevertheless, there is no doubt the data that have been collected and available about our behavior, habits, likes-dislikes, buying patterns, political and religious views would shock us. Data are the gold of the information age. Collected by a plethora of sources and centralized into data bases easily accessed by those who want it. What's on the horizon is even more scary: transceiver chips implanted into our brains at birth and accessible via satellites into huge data banks. Then information can travel both ways.

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