Privacy invasion is now one of our biggest knowledge industries. Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980)
I would update McLuhan’s observation to say that privacy invasion is our biggest knowledge industry, period. The struggle to preserve some core of privacy will likely continue through the lives of all people now living, and will result in changes to every aspect of human life.
We who work at the forefront of privacy regulation have a front-row seat on this epic drama. We will see the early results, whether it is GDPR slowing the currently-uncontrolled traffic in data and creating a walled privacy garden within the EU, or whether the rising tide of data, like rising sea levels, simply swamps the defenses. Continue reading “Who says data privacy is a dull subject?”