Jim Harper, director of information policy studies at the Cato Institute, discusses a variety of privacy issues integral to the growing dominance of the Internet in our lives.
Among the issues:
• How do we balance privacy concerns against the trend to live a public life on the Web?
• What are our expectations about privacy? Are they reasonable in today's digital market and meeting places?
• The pitfalls of opting in and out of various privacy settings: is the onus on the individual?
• Are there cautions and/or benefits to the changing search algorithms that result in predictive marketing? Should your past behavior on the Web affect what you see today? Why should we care?
• If students today are the creators and users of tomorrow's digital marketplace, why is privacy relevant?
Jim Harper serves as director of information policy studies at the Cato Institute, a public policy research organization and think tank dedicated to principles of individual liberty, limited government and free markets.
Harper's expertise includes law, telecommunications, intellectual property and security. He holds a J.D. from UC Hastings College of Law. Read his bio: http:www.cato.org/people/jim-harper.
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