In an age when many say they want to keep certain information private — the United States House of Representatives recently passed the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act — people often forget that much of their personal data is already available, either on the internet or from credit companies, says Times columnist Jonathan Weber. Though most companies say they try to protect people's privacy, sometimes that just does not happen, as Weber discovered when his health insurance company accidentally released his family's medical history to the public. Weber now agrees with Scott McNealy, who said, "You have no privacy. Get over it."
Here's a Way to Solve the Privacy Debate: There's No Such Thing
May 29, 2007