Are we on the road to enabling better data protection and privacy regulations for private enterprise organizations?

There is an important legal theory called mosaic theory—if you aren't yet aware of it, I encourage you to go and look up. It’s about using obfuscation to some level to preserve privacy. For example, if you're my carrier, you know exactly where I am, you know where my house is, you know where I do everything. Should that data be made available to anybody else? Mosaic theory says that if you stand far back, you can see a mosaic as a full picture, but if you are close-up and I give you just a tile, like my city, then you’ll know I'm in my city, but you don't get any more than that. Mosaic theory is actually quite well established in law now, and I'd love to see it taken up more as part of a digitally-aware constitution.

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There is an important legal theory called mosaic theory—if you aren't yet aware of it, I encourage you to go and look up. It’s about using obfuscation to some level to preserve privacy. For example, if you're my carrier, you know exactly where I am, you know where my house is, you know where I do everything. Should that data be made available to anybody else? Mosaic theory says that if you stand far back, you can see a mosaic as a full picture, but if you are close-up and I give you just a tile, like my city, then you’ll know I'm in my city, but you don't get any more than that. Mosaic theory is actually quite well established in law now, and I'd love to see it taken up more as part of a digitally-aware constitution.
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Two years ago, Illinois passed their own biometric laws and “people” oversight. There’s the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR CNIL), and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and every permutation: all “people” oversight. There are the opt-out compliance components, too. I love that you have to opt in at GDPR. I'm crushing every ad and cookie—I have every ad block because I don't trust the retargeting networks and everything else that Apple cited in their stance on blocking, which I'm all for. Because when you go to the coffee shop, they'll follow you all the way to your house. So, trust was earned by some, and then it started to be removed by others. If it wasn't for some of the social media, and other integrations I'd be off Facebook and Twitter. But, it's nauseating that we have to lower the protections key to who we are and what we do, and just bolt on tools and process and oversight, etc., on top of that.
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