This special section is dedicated to privacy in the information age. Since the rise of mobile social media in particular and the advent of cloud computing few can dispute that the times have changed. Privacy is now understood in context, and within a framework that is completely different to what it once was. The right to be let alone physically seemingly has been replaced by the right to give away as much information as you want virtually. What safeguards can be introduced into such a society? We cannot claim to wish for privacy as a right if we ourselves do not respect the laws that govern the use of personal information, except on a few serious occasions when we become victims of our own folly through security breaches? We cannot ask for the realignment of laws only on the occasions we find ourselves on the wrong side of the new openness, so as to escape the consequences of being defrauded or having our identity stolen, or even worse the subject of blackmail or cyberbullying.
- social networking,
- information age
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