I think the funniest things are the most observant. I also think there’s power in changing your perspective. I also believe that privacy, at its core, is an interdisciplinary subject, best digested when considered something more than a “law thing.” I’m also convinced that we learn best when our guards are down. Laughter does that. And that's why The Privacy Empress blog exists. That’s why I am so excited to be at the helm of the Privacy Empress GIF blog. Inspired by the inaugural site of this type, whatshouldwecallme, this little endeavor is my attempt to imbue the privacy landscape with just a wee more cheekiness, all the while pointing readers to interesting and topical articles that inform the good ole fashioned way. I’ll be reacting to a handful of privacy- and data protection-related headlines with a GIF or two, each cycle of The Privacy Advisor. Check back to this hub for updates, but don’t forget to explore the full tumblr blog to catch up on any posts you may have missed. -- The Privacy Empress
I vote we all stop and take a moment to be truly #thankful for all the privacy headlines coming our way this month, headlines that have alternately inspired a hearty laugh, a powerful bout of schadenfreude, and a sense of blessed distraction whilst this Privacy Empress prays against another #hangingchad situation. Get in touch with your emotions while enjoying an assortment of my most recent reactions below, but don't forget to check out the full Tumblr blog here, which functions as a sort of Director's Cut™ of privacy GIF madness.
Feeling creative? Send your own GIF reactions my way. I am always #grateful for the #collab.
News that Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram used a company that took data from the sites and sent it to police during protests in Baltimore and Ferguson
Read more here.
When my friends say they use the same basic password across accounts because they’re too lazy to keep track of multiple different ones
Point the doubters to this study.
A shot-for-shot reenactment of the inside of my brain when someone says they don’t care about privacy because they have ‘nothing to hide’
Daniel Solove discusses how that attitude is a “misunderstanding” of privacy in his essay, here.
MassDOT’s proposal to collect and hold drivers’ speed data for 30 days
Read up on the all the details here.
Actual footage of me reading the suggestion to ‘act out the inevitable breach’ as a form of preparation
The full story may be found here.
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