I am very intrigued by issues surrounding the lack of privacy on the Internet vs. reasonable expectation of privacy and also the lack of control that individuals and businesses have relative to removing potentially damaging digital information.
Are we all just “cyber naked” now and we need to accept it and move on?
Brenner’s book is especially troubling. Only with effort, knowledge, or some expense (if you have to hire someone to remove, re-build, or repair your Internet persona) does it seem we can remove potentially damaging information about ourselves from the Internet. And what if you are just “creeped out” about too much information (damaging or not) about yourself so readily accessible by the world, including those with evil intentions? I recently heard about some legislation that will take effect in 2015 (SB-568 California, Section 22581) concerning minors’ right to remove negative or harmful information about themselves from the Internet (text, photos, etc).
Should a similar law be extended to all individuals or would this promote a security nightmare for law enforcement? (again the theme of privacy vs. security) What tradeoffs might be involved?
“Big Brother” Google
What if we don’t want Google to take pictures of our homes and post them for the world to see? What more can or should the private sector, especially social networking giants and Google, do to protect users and be more transparent?
Rather than focusing on what the individual shares on the Internet and how this impacts individual privacy now and maybe forever, I would also like to discuss what rights individuals have concerning what they can remove from the Internet. Is there any policy in the pipeline about this issue? Although many companies like Abine and reputation.com are cropping up, I’m not sure of their effectiveness in helping individuals and/or companies control what is “out there” now or in the future.
Generativity: cause or potential solution to privacy invasion matters?
Might the generative nature of the Internet be good news for a digital future that includes a streamlined, easy way for individuals to exert more control over their Internet persona(s)? Is greater individual privacy desirable (or not) in the context of cyber security and law enforcement?
Is there any policy being developed to regulate data aggregators, how this massive data is being used, and by whom it is used, that would afford additional privacy protection to individuals?
Is the Cloud just a new target?
On the topic of the Cloud and 3rd Party Records Doctrine, to your knowledge have there been any significant Cloud-based security breaches? What implications does the Cloud have for law enforcement? For example, in the case of child pornography being stored or files transferred via the Cloud?