Information privacy as a responsibility?

A post by Joshua-Michéle Ross asks the question how we can benefit from the digital age without compromising our information privacy:

So why is it that we seem to have more comfort when the capacity for total information awareness lies with corporations as opposed to government? Experience shows that there is a very thin barrier between the two.

His conclusion:

The true work of the 21st century lies not in refining our technology – this we will achieve without any political will. The work lies in re-imagining our institutions.

via Captivity of the Commons – O’Reilly Radar.

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