Forget privacy in age of Internet

Got a secret? Chances are, it's out there somewhere in the Internet ether. And sooner or later, it's probably going to turn up on the computer screen of someone you never dreamed would see it.

In the age of the Internet, we have all but surrendered the privilege of privacy. The good news? If you feel a burning need to check out someone's driving record, job status or just about anything else, you can do it online. The bad news? People can find out just about anything about you.

"Privacy has been an illusion for some time now," said Peter Vogel, a Dallas trial lawyer and law professor whose specialty is computer technology. "Most of the information that people assume is private is easily attainable on the Internet." Forget privacy in age of Internet

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 18th January 2007 6:36AM