AFFIRMATIVE PRIVACY GENERAL 14
WE MUST NOT SURRENDER TO PRIVACY LOSS OR TOLERATE ANY PART OF IT
THE FACT THAT WE HAVE LOST SO MUCH PRIVACY DOES NOT JUSTIFY LOSING ANY MORE
PC World, July, 1999 TITLE: Loser of the Year: Privacy // acs-VT2001
"You already have zero privacy. Get over it," said Scott McNealy, CEO of Sun Microsystems. True, the IRS, your bank, even your video rental store probably know more about you than some of your friends do, but that's no excuse for the assault on personal privacy waged by technology companies in the past year.
THE OBITUARIES FOR PRIVACY ARE PREMATURE -- IT CAN BE SAVED AND PROTECTED
Charles J. Sykes, The San Francisco Chronicle, APRIL 30, 2000, SECTION: SUNDAY CHRONICLE; Pg. 1/Z1 TITLE: Invasion of the Privacy Snatchers // acs-EE2001
Some observers have suggested that the fight over privacy is pointless because it is already obsolete, an inevitable and unavoidable casualty of technology. The obituaries may be premature; freedom, dignity, and autonomy are made of hardier stuff than we sometimes imagine. But what's certain is that the fight over privacy will be the pre-eminent issue of the Information Age. One way or another, there will be a revolution in personal privacy over the next several decades -- and the stakes for all of us are incalculable.
PRIVACY IS NOT DOOMED -- IT CAN BE SAVED
Jeffrey Rosen, associate professor at the George Washington University Law School, The New York Times April 30, 2000, SECTION: Section 6; Page 46; TITLE: The Eroded Self // acs-EE2001
But there is no reason to surrender to technological determinism; no reason to accept the smug conclusion of Silicon Valley that in the war between privacy and technology, privacy is doomed. On the contrary, there is a range of technological, legal and political responses that might help us rebuild in cyberspace some of the privacy and anonymity that we demand in real space.
PRIVACY LOSS DOESNT HAVE TO INVOLVE BIG BROTHER IN ORDER TO BE IMPORTANT
Conrad deFiebre; Star Tribune Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) January 9, 2000, SECTION: NEWS; Pg. 1A // acs-EE2001
Still, the current information free-for-all carries echoes of totalitarian futures envisioned by novelists Ayn Rand and George Orwell, but with a private-sector twist, Hatch said.
"It isn't important whether the government is Big Brother," he said. "It's that the information is being exchanged by other people beyond my control."