I thought this article was of interest given our examinations of BYOD, big data and cloud computing. All of these have an impact on and are impacted by the latest thinking on privacy.
I also enjoyed his comments on areas where revealing private information may be useful and worthwhile (in communities of like-minded people, for example). In my case, I have no issues revealing that I am a fan of the Beach Boys and am a member of some related mailing lists. But sharing medical experiences is also a very useful idea!
His comments about continuous recording of events also play into the big data area – oreven beyond big data into huge data. He noted that Microsoft has a research program called MyLifeBits.
Makes you wonder if searching, filetring and metadata (such as certifying date and authenticity) won’t become bigger and bigger areas of interest.
All in all, an interesting read and in my view a fit with our discussions on Blogging Idol.