Safe Harbor

Clash of the Privacy Philosophies



I have just read a fantastic article in the New York Times. I haven’t seen the differing philosophies around privacy articulated better.  Max Schrems has done a wonderful by making this intangible, inanimate issue animated!

‘Where consumers are asked to read and agree to a company’s terms of service and decide what’s best for themselves. Max Schrems explains that “We only do this in the privacy field — dump all the responsibility on the user,” he also points out that consumers are not expected to make decisions about other complex issues, like food or building safety. “In a civilized society,” he said, “you expect that if you walk into a building it’s not going to collapse on your head.” Max Schrems’