Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a live audience that if he were to create Facebook again today, user information would by default be public, not private as it was for years until the company changed dramatically in December. He says the age of privacy is over.
How private should the online information about us be? Whether we post it ourselves, or whether someone posts it about us.
The privacy of our information is a huge issue. Data privacy is key policy ground for governments around the world. There are shifting meanings for what is public and private. But I would contend there is still very much a need and desire by people to keep control of information about themselves. Which seems to me, to be the important principle.
Not sure what right Facebook’s founder has to make a decision on behalf of 350 million subscribers that they don’t care about privacy.
This is important stuff for policy makers and legislators as well as companies.