A week or so ago, I spoke at the Governance of Emerging Technologies & Science (GETS):
Law, Policy and Ethics at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University on – GDPR: what does May 26 look like? Well, today looked awesome! I was at the Phoenix Comic Fest – and it is an interesting dichotomy in privacy, because people are pretending to be someone else! Or someone they usually are not in their daily lives. It’s like burlesque dancers who are accountants by day and not-so-much by night.
No one talked about privacy. Other than to keep your hands to yourself. Cosplay is not consent.
That’s actually not a bad way to frame the European Union’s General Data Protection Act – keep your data fingers to yourself and to those who consent. Living in this world, online, in commerce, is not consent.
But as privacy professionals, we are not magicians, but perhaps we do resemble immortal warriors. Put on this earth alongside the tech gods – to fight with or against. So what did May 26 look like – pretty much any other a day, with a lot of action happening behind the scenes.