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The Digital Economy ANNIVERSARY EDITION: Rethinking Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence, 2nd Edition by Don Tapscott

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Chapter Eleven Original Edition

PRIVACY IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

     If, or is it when?—computers are permitted to talk to one another, when they are interlinked, they can spew out a roomful of data on each of us that will leave us naked before whomever gains access to the information… .But we must be vigilant against their misuses, either accidentally or intentionally.

          Walter Cronkite, 1980

 

 

THE EMERGING FIRESTORM

Privacy has been an important issue since the first person peeked around the corner of a cave to see what his fellow cave-dweller had caught for dinner. Since then, various philosophers, writers, politicians, unionists, businesspeople, and concerned citizens have written about and debated the many dimensions of the issue. ...

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