Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Privacy Update #2

The following post was prompted by the Guardian article linked below.

Following my most recent privacy post, and subsequent update, this article, covering the new activities of PGP founder Philip Zimmermann, felt like a very good follow on to the various concerns that surround the privacy debate.

As you continue to delve into the many facets of this issue I would hope that you keep in mind the contribution that our current economic operating model provides. Information as both commodity and currency insures that it will be horded by some, but allowed to be accessible by the very same folks as long as it is not their information; which in my view is the real crux of the matter.

The bottom line here is that, in our current system, what is private and what isn't, and who gets to makes those decisions becomes less and less a truly democratic process.

Phil Zimmermann at the V&A Museum, in London.

Philip Zimmermann: king of encryption reveals his fears for privacy