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TIME | 09.02.14

Celebrity Nude Photo Hack Exposes Flaw In How We Think About Privacy and the Cloud

Janet Vertesi

In this op-ed, Data & Society advisor Janet Vertesi highlights a systemic tension in our current understanding of data privacy: “We are all supposed to be solely responsible for our personal information, but at the same time we are all part of a social network of family, friends and services with whom we are expected to share.” She argues that personal data online is interpersonal data and that data privacy is a collective responsibility.

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