I’ve turned a recent presentation at an AI Ethics conference into an article that suggests our current approach to privacy rights relies on a flawed, property-based model. From lessons learned while teaching privacy workshops to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals framework, this presentation covered a lot of ground.
Two Canadian privacy commissioners have found Facebook in violation of privacy laws. Facebook thinks this is fine.
Not only are Canadian political parties not subject to privacy laws, but they are also not immune to the appeal of cutting-edge digital tools for data-driven marketing and persuasion. It’s a bad mix.
“From what I’ve learned,” Zuckerberg writes, “I believe we need new regulation in four areas: harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability.”
He’s right, but don’t let him “help.”
Reports say we care a lot about our personal data privacy but do almost nothing about it. This was described as a paradox… but is it?
I don’t think so.