Looks like we’ll be in good company at SXSW this year. Lots of panels taking a hard look at data exposure.
The Coming Data Dystopia According to SXSWi
- Paying with Data: How Free Services Aren’t Free
- Data Customization and Privacy – Can They Coexist?
- Lawful Intercept: I Saw What You Did
- The Net Delusion
- Urban Technology on the Dark Side
The panels listed above illustrate the negative side of the growing use and sorting of data on people, places and objects, as well as a fear that corporations or governments aren’t using that data to benefit their customers. Sure, this is pretty obvious to anyone who feels like you can’t get something for nothing, but the rise of the surveillance market and governments accessing data as a means to curtail civil liberties or for other Orwellian purposes has really gained traction.