In a feature for The Wall Street Journal, Julia Angwin writes that while persuading her children to care about their online privacy “wasn't easy,” if you search for them online, “barely a trace” will be found. Angwin, who will deliver a keynote address at the Global Privacy Summit next week, does not post information about her children, who are both under the age of 10, and has already “taught them to erase their own digital footprints.” She writes, “Why go to such extremes at such a young age? Because if I don't do anything to help my children learn to protect themselves, all their data will be swept up into giant databases, and their identity will be forever shaped by that information.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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