The Post Privacy Era

Big Brother Vous RegardeWe move through the world in a shroud of personal digital records, from credit card transactions to parking tickets. Data surveillance is infiltrating our daily routines. We are defined by our data. We all live in the “datasphere”.

The datasphere is composed of television, radio, newspapers, magazines, cell phones, voice mail, email, databases, SMS, blogs… everywhere we get information, information is collected from us. Nothing is free. To access information you must give up information. Think your cell phone call is private? Think again. Your phone may not be tapped but just by having a battery in it, you are tracked. Surfing the Web? Prepare to be eat a cookie. Privacy is getting more expensive every second. Indeed, privacy is a thing of the past. This is the post privacy era and your data defines you. Data is the currency of today’s global society.