“There is nothing left to debate. Our old-school privacy, as we’ve known it for decades, is dead and buried,” writes Indiana University Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research Director Stanley Crosley, CIPM, CIPP/US. “But there’s good news,” he adds in this installment of Privacy Perspectives. “If your notion of privacy is defined by your personal control over all of the data about you, well, you’re privacy crazy, and I have tragic news: That privacy is lost.” Crosley notes that regulations “that default to all ‘use’ of data as being impermissible unless authorized by the individual are trying to protect a version of privacy that no one really wants”—the equivalent of going back to using “VCRs and flip phones.” Rather, Crosley explains, “our parents’ brand of privacy is being replaced by a better, more sustainable and meaningful privacy.”
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