Is Internet Freedom Under A Threat. What About Your Data Security? — Vannie Sloune Finance Blog

How should we think about privacy online? It’s a vital question the programmers politicians and Ordinary People tech companies like Facebook and Google have created online Empires based on the access that they get too personal information. And that’s the US where individual freedoms enshrined in the constitution in other parts of the world governments and societies have a very different attitude towards privacy. So do these cultural and corporate conflicts over who is in control? Spell the end of the internet as a free-flowing source of information for everyone according to the UN privacy is a universal human right?

Online privacy determines how we regulate the use of information and will influence International standards the data protection and the underlying understanding of what should be kept private and from whom can be fundamental to the way we think so should individuals had the right to control their own data to a western educated audience.

That might seem like a no-brainer, but the reality is more complicated anyone who uses social media has given away personal information from their name and contact details to their friends are and what they like to watch. That data is re processed packaged and sold on the old adage. If a service is free, the new are the product has never been more true than when it comes to social media. Apple’s decision to allow users to block apps from tracking data has brought this debate to the fall and followed on from your its GDP are in trying to give people control over who can access their personal information. However, the genie may already be out of the bottle.

in Western Society choice is regarded as an inalienable right even if individual decisions don’t benefit the needs of the wider community. It’s easy to dismiss non Western philosophy standing in the way of individual rights, but taking a more Community focused approach can lead to more effective outcomes, but only if proper safeguards are put in place. Singapore’s contact creation system was lauded as launch for the speed of its deployment but a change of privacy policy to allow the police to access the information holds has eroded trust classifying privacy as a western ideal can also have a more subtle impact by allowing authoritarian governments to ignore or even undermine it during the rollout of its other biometric identification program.

What’s more just because a society ideas to collectivist values does not mean that people don’t want privacy nor should a cover-up concerns about intrusive data collection networks such as China’s social credit system, which is aiming to combine information about everything from criminal records to online shopping seats to rate every citizen.

All of which raises the question can be different visions of privacy to co-exist in a global internet, or will it become a splinter net in which national governments determine what information is available within their countries borders? The great firewall of China has already largely blocked off China’s 1.4 billion people and the rest of the world and is seen by other authors. Rotarian governments as a model to emulate it may be unrealistic to imagine that Global ideas about privacy will converge but left a national governments and ethics committees tacked onto the big tech companies the future of the internet looks increasingly bleak.

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Originally published at https://vanniesloune.com on May 25, 2021.