Tuesday, February 07, 2012

"Do not track" debate could have special meaning for minors

Sunday, I noted some New York Times stories (on my main BillBoushka blog) on privacy, particularly in the area that credit ratings and even insurance premiums might be affected indirectly by data aggregation from social networking site use. 
  
This possibility ought to be thought through particularly with respect to minors.  The implication is that persons 14 or 15 might be hindering their future employment, credit or insurability prospects merely by affinity (indicating what they “like”) on social networking sites. If so, this is certainly morally wrong and needs attention. 

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