A Wish List on International Data Privacy Day
Jan 28, 2011 12:00 PM ET
by Lynette T. Owens
Online privacy has been a hotly debated topic for a while now, and it has intensified as greater numbers of people from multiple generations are finally adopting new devices and applications.When you start researching the issue, it can leave you feeling frustrated and confused about how anyone is going to solve anything. As a parent, I feel I need to pay attention to the various positions and solutions that governments, companies, privacy hawks, and individuals put forward, but also to boil it down so I know what to tell my kids. There are several reasons tackling online privacy is so difficult. First, privacy is a subjective matter. Spend 1 minute on Facebook or Twitter and you can see that some people are more comfortable sharing more about their lives than others, even within a trusted circle of family and friends. To take a broad brush and attempt to define privacy in a few words is difficult, and without a common definition, it is harder to set universal rules around it. Continue reading here....
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