Sunday, January 27, 2008

my data & my rights to privacy


just the other day i was lamenting to a professor about my really poor memory now that i have organized it to be external. my laptop has become an indispensable file cabinet of facts, figures, and perhaps very importantly research of contemporary artists. the topic arose when i was trying to recall the name of a dutch designer whose work i particularly like. i know many people who are in the same boat.

by sheer synchronicity one of my regular radio shows, On the Media had an amazing segment on the privacy litigation going on about our externalized memories on hard drives. the cases and judgments were very astonishing and defied categorization. how much privacy are you legally entitled to...

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