Privacy as a Choice*
Giving up personal information seems to be the price of entry for much of the Internet today. Can't we make it a choice again?
Users are starting to accept the idea that personal information is a price they must pay before enjoying all that their favorite websites have to offer. This is a paradigm that shouldn’t come to pass. Can we develop tools that are easy enough for the end-user to set up, so that privacy is a choice once again?
Cyrus Nemati is the web producer at the Center for Democracy & Technology. At CDT, Cyrus writes on various internet issues and develops the CDT website and other online properties. He’s more hacker than coder, and is glad for the open-source community to help indulge his hacking love.