Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Personal information as a commodity

Companies “provides something of value, usually software, in exchange for something from a consumer that is also of value, namely personal data.[1]

Source: Imgur: the simple image sharer .[2]

[1] Schwartz, P. M. (2004, May). Property, Privacy, and Personal Data. Harvard Law Review, Vol. 117, No. 7, pp. 2056-2128; p. 2071.
[2] Facebook and I. Retrieved April 18, 2012, from Imgur: the simple image sharer : http://imgur.com/gallery/WiOMq.