In an op-ed for Gizmodo, Privacy International's Frederike Kaltheuner writes that recent protests in Hong Kong and the privacy entanglements that came with them show what digital challenges lie ahead in efforts to protect personal privacy. "This is why the loss of privacy often seems like no big deal, a small price to pay for the convenience of the digital world," Kaltheuner writes. "This is an all-too-common misunderstanding that can have grave consequences, as privacy invasions are often invisible, harms frequently only happen in the future, and they always affect some people more than others." Kaltheuner argues "the future is already here," noting the many surveillance tools and other artificial intelligence that protestors unknowingly stumbled upon and may feel the consequences of sooner rather than later.
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