Reviews :-Book launch, PRIVACY 3.0 by Rahul Matthan.
The humans are experiences the advancement in technology specially in communication, media printing and visual technology with the advancement in new softwares of computer and advancement in internet. By and large, we have witnessed three phases in this technology. The first one is the still photography. Second phase is videography and the third stage is internet technology. It has made revolutionary development in the lives millions of people who have made it a part of their lives. This technology of social media etc. is becoming more popular among the masses as more and more people are accessing the internet and mobile phone services.
Book launch, PRIVACY 3.0 by Rahul Matthan,
at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library on 23 August 2018
The author in conversation with Vir Sanghvi.
Harper Collins India is delighted to announce the publication of Privacy 3.0: Unlocking Our Data-Driven Future by technology lawyer Rahul Matthan, a book that presents a way to achieve a fine balance between projecting personal privacy and getting the most out of data technology that will increasingly dominate our lives.
About the book
Our personal space is dear to us all. We live our lives in full public view on social media – posting photos of the food we just ate or even expressing intimate feelings for our loved ones – but there are still things we would rather not share with the world. Indeed, it is privacy that sets man apart from the animals who must stick together in the wild for their own safety. But mankind was not born private. Our primitive ancestors too lived in large groups, every member of which knew all there was to know about the others. Privacy evolved over time as man developed technologies to wall himself off, even as he remained part of the society at large. But just as some technologies enhanced privacy, others – such as the printing press or the portables camera – chipped away at it.
Every time this happened, man opposed the technology first but made his peace with it eventually to benefit from the obvious good it could do. We are at a similar crossroads today with data technologies. Aadhaar is one example of the many ways in which we have begun to use data in everything we do. While it has made it far easier to avail of services from the government and private enterprises than ever before, there are those who rightly worry people’s private data being put to ill use – and, worse, without consent. But this anxiety is no different from that which we felt during the teething troubles of every previous technology we adopted.
What we really need is a new framework that unlocks the full potential of a data-driven future while still safeguarding what we hold most dear – our privacy. In this pioneering work, technology lawyer Rahul Matthan traces the changing notions of privacy from the earliest times to its evolution through landmark cases in the UK, US and India. In the process, he re-imagines the way we should be thinking about privacy today if we are to take full advantages of modern data technologies, cautioning against getting so obsessed with their potential harms that we design our laws to prevent us from benefiting from them at all.
The pros and cons of this technology are to be monitored regularly. The misuse of the technology is also increasing which is criticized by intellectuals and social workers etc. The manipulation in the data and stealing of others confidential data cannot be tolerated. As those who have worked hard must be benefited accordingly. Some one or some companies who keep an eye on others labour and intelligence in their own interest unlawfully is the violation of privacy. It must be monitored by the Government and judiciary that can give respite to the complainants who are being cheated in terms of finance and reputation.