Nos données personnelles doivent-elles être vues comme un bien public?
But right now, we’re still only thinking about privacy protection in incremental terms, by changing the individual data relationships between consumers and corporations. If we think of privacy as a public good, the scale of solutions we can let ourselves imagine becomes so much bigger. It might feel ludicrous to think about drastic measures like banning inferred data, or data expiry by default, or taxing data as an income, but banning DDT also seemed ludicrous until it wasn’t. Nothing about how technology shows up in our lives is predetermined; these are all policy choices. We cannot afford to keep treating the question of privacy as a narrow technocratic or procedural problem.