TECHNOLOGY DOES NOT MAKE SOLVENCY IMPOSSIBLE
GIVING INDIVIDUALS CONTROL OF THEIR DATA DOES NOT HAMPER THE EFICIENCIES OF NEW TECHNOLOGY
ESTHER DYSON, edits the technology newsletter Release 1.0, Los Angeles Times March 20, 2000, SECTION: Business; Part C; Page 3; TITLE: CONTROL OF PRIVATE DATA BELONGS IN HANDS OF CONSUMERS, NOT VENDORS // acs-VT2001
So the solution is not to stop progress, to eliminate the collection and use of data, or miss all the efficiencies and conveniences new technology affords. It's to put control of the data back where it belongs--in the hands of the individuals who generate it.
By and large, that doesn't mean passing new laws, but rather setting new expectations--getting individuals to demand the terms and conditions they have a right to.
PRIVACY VIOLATION NEED NOT BE INEVITABLE BECAUSE OF TECHNOLOGY
Rep. Bruce Vento, D-Minn., Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), November 4, 1999, SECTION: NEWS; Pg. 18A TITLE: Consumers deserve action on privacy now // acs-EE2001
This violation should not be an inevitable result of the electronic revolution. While technology has advanced, consumer privacy protection laws have not. Today, there is no federal law to protect your privacy or to stop the sale or sharing of your financial records with third-party companies.