Jeff Jarvis on privacy and publicness

Author Jeff Jarvis on sharing versus privacy.

Jarvis talks about the importance of ‘publicness’ to try and balance the privacy debate. Jarvis doesn’t see publicness as the enemy of privacy.

Outtakes

  • Privacy concerns usually happens with the changes of norms comes along with technological change
  • Privacy is about feelings in US law, it is different to issues around identity theft and fraud
  • Privacy still has ethics: information theft, improper use
  • Publicness is about the ethic of sharing, where it could be useful with a wider audience
  • Not all information should be public
  • Selling the benefits of publicness to produce a better digital civic society, so that it doesn’t get lost in the fear and worst case that happens as part of the privacy debate
  • Life is increasingly starting to mirror the architecture of the ‘net – self-organising, ad-hoc structures

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