Nice post by Marshall Kirkpatrick on RWW re: The coming privacy wars. He asks some pretty salient questions:
1. What of contemporary privacy standards should be carried through into an era of data and what ought not?
2. How do we balance the benefits of data openness with the need for privacy?
3. Are users savvy or motivated enough to control our own data?
4. Is the desire for privacy a conservative force that will hamper innovation based on openness?
5. Will a lower threshold of privacy than is good for us become a competitive necessity?
6. Is data centralization in the hands of a single vendor an inherent threat to privacy?
7. What is the balance between digital privacy and national or international security?
Some ideas, but no firm answers. But then, the really good questions seldom have an easy answer, right?