Tim Buckley Owen Privacy - Ignorance is Bliss (for Info Pros)
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19th May 2014

By Tim Buckley Owen

Abstract

While the law on privacy may be complicated, the issue is straightforward: people are increasingly concerned to protect it. In the United States, a new White House survey shows how little people trust institutions to protect their data - but can their government offer the reassurance they need when it's one of the biggest offenders? In Europe, comprehensive data protection regulation is on the way - but a new survey shows that nearly half of British companies don't know anything about it. As global players like Facebook, Yahoo, Apple and Microsoft turn every which way to address the issue, and one woman's experiment to hide her pregnancy from the big data marketers proves just too difficult, there are opportunities for information professionals to keep track of it all.

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