Privacy Needs to Be the Default, Not an Option

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin HAS a wake-up call for the world’s digital citizens: Beware of the tech giants lurking behind your screens and keyboards. Falque-Pierrotin—current head of France’s CNIL (National Commission on Informatics and Liberty) and the “Article 29 Working Party,” a group of European Union data-protection advocates—believes we are sleepily handing over personal data in droves without truly understanding the consequences. Comprehensive privacy protection should be an enforced requirement, she argues, not just an “opt-in” afterthought.

The interesting article may be found at http://www.wired.com/2015/06/isabelle-falque-pierrotin-privacy-needs-default-not-option/.

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