Monday, August 8, 2011
I believe that each individual is born with some natural private property. That property consists, in part, of the information about that individual. This includes, but is not limited to, personal characteristics such as finger prints and DNA to information which develops throughout one's life. Such information as preferences, political opinions membership of certain population cohorts, race, religious preferences -- all this information is the natural private property of the individual it is about. The ownership of this information, should never be able to be separated from the individual and conversely the individual remains the natural primary stakeholder in how this information is handled, whether commercially or government-ally or in the civic sphere.