Here’s a cartoon about the nothing-to-hide argument. One of the most common arguments of those unconcerned about government surveillance or privacy invasions is “I’ve got nothing to hide.” I wrote a book addressing this argument and other faulty arguments made in the debate about privacy versus security. Recently, I posted the full text of my […]
This cartoon is about implantable devices and privacy. Increasingly devices require subscriptions, and there is tremendous lock in, as the devices can only work with a particular company’s services. Implantable devices up the ante – a person could be locked in for life. The law must address lock in with more than data portability. When […]
Halloween is this week, so I thought I’d bring this older cartoon out of the archive. I updated it a bit. Enjoy!
This cartoon is about profiling. A profile consists of a particular set of characteristics and behaviors that are deemed as suspicious by law enforcement. Profiles can be created by people or generated by algorithms that identify suspicious things from data of known criminals or terrorists.
At my event, the Privacy Law Salon, we have a wonderful tradition of showing some of the year’s funniest privacy videos after dinner. I thought I’d share some of the videos I have enjoyed the most, plus some new ones I recently found. Cookies In Every time you try and go on a website, British […]
This cartoon focuses on video recording – how people readily whip out their phones to record events involving people in distress. The “bystander effect” is often invoked to describe the phenomenon of why people watch an emergency unfold without trying to help the victim. Perhaps there should be a modern update to the “bystander effect” […]
I created this cartoon to highlight the relationship between privacy and data security. Privacy and data security are deeply interrelated. Unfortunately, privacy is often overlooked as a key dimension of keeping data secure. Minimizing data collection and ensuring that data isn’t retained for longer than needed both improve security immensely. When there’s a data breach, […]
My quick synopsis of Schrems I and Schrems II.
This cartoon is about de-identifying PHI under HIPAA. De-identifying personal data is quite complicated. Researchers have been able to re-identify sets of personal data with just names, birth dates, and gender. The reason why de-identifying data is difficult is that there is more and more identified personal data online that can be matched up […]
This cartoon is about the “privacy paradox” — the phenomenon where people say that they value privacy highly, yet in their behavior relinquish their personal data for very little in exchange or fail to use measures to protect their privacy. I recently wrote an article about the privacy paradox: The Myth of the Privacy Paradox, […]