“As California tightened its digital privacy protections, news involving Google, Pandora and other firms highlighted the way companies increasingly rely on data about their users. How much do we care?
“For nearly a decade now, researchers have tracked this concept known as the “privacy paradox. At its heart is the fact that Web users routinely say that privacy is a big and serious concern, but then don’t actually behave accordingly.”
“There’s a bit of a disconnect between what people say and what they do,” says Ryan Calo, a law professor at the University of Washington who has studied digital market manipulation. He says the paradox is complex and theories that explain it vary. “Maybe they don’t really care? Maybe they just don’t know?” Calo adds.”
The so called privacy paradox is at the center of the conversation between strict constitutionalists, liberals, and hawks who want to beat back the threats at our borders at any cost.
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