This is the most comprehensive collection of my thoughts about privacy to date. And as you might expect, I covered all the usual suspects like responsible innovation, designing in support of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), limits of predictive data mining for counterterrorism, anonymization, immutable audit logs, watch list redress and so on.
But I also covered a number of new ideas that I have not yet had the chance to blog about including:
- The one-way watch list – A special watch list exists where you can put yourself on it, but by design, you cannot take yourself off
- Trapped by your data trail – Ubiquitous access to historical data is making it impossible to escape one’s past (a dwindling freedom)
- More death in future cheaper – the cost and execution risk to wreak havoc is dropping (e.g., the killer 1918 Spanish Influenza has been brought back from the dead)
- Pinhole vision caused by lens crafters – as we continue to look to technology to triage data, we are really calling for custom crafted lenses to intentionally narrow our perceptions. That is an important fact to remember.