|"Its about the next 20 years. Twenties and Thirties it
was the role of government, Fifties and Sixties it was civil rights.
The next two decades its gonna be privacy. Im talking about
the Internet. Im talking about cell phones. Im talking about
health records and whos gay and whos not. And moreover,
in a country born on the will to be free, what could be more fundamental
than that?"-- Sam Seaborn, The
West Wing "The Short List"
|The protection of personal privacy in the increasingly
digital and interconnected world is likely to be a defining struggle
for the Net as it comes of age. Already the forces of despotism, paternalism,
and aggressive corporatism have begun an accidental conspiracy to deprive
every human being of the fundamental right to be left alone. The loss
of privacy is about more than tracking perverts or criminals or customers.
It's an assault against our freedom of conscience. It allows invisible
discrimination and unchallengable recrimination, it encourages judgment
- Sites whose privacy policies make sense
to me. ("The good guys")
- Sites whose privacy policies seem misguided
to me. (:"The bad guys")
will hold for ubidubium.net (although I can't imagine a context in which
it would apply).
- Privacy concerns and issues
Concerns on the Electronic Frontier