World Economic Forum: privacy is not dead

A post on the World Economic Forum by someone from the SAS Best Practices team says the following five beliefs are wrong:

  • “I’ve got nothing to hide.”
  • Privacy policies apply to data, not users.
  • A single privacy policy will suffice for all your data.
  • Anonymized data keeps my personal identity private.
  • Privacy is dead.

The last one is particularly interesting since it is heard all the time. While there isn’t a true rebuttal on the site, the following comment is offered:

Hence, a more accurate statement would be: Privacy is not dead. Yet. The focus on big data privacy issues is escalating rapidly – and as more people begin to understand what’s at stake, things will change and are beginning to change.

More here.


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