The Internet age – combined with a surge in income inequality – is eroding citizens’ right to privacy. New York Times fellow Amanda Hess outlines how powerful institutions are threatening the hard-won modern conception of privacy as an individual right. Increasingly, privacy is becoming a luxury item that only the rich and powerful can afford. getAbstract recommends this sobering essay to everyone interested in protecting their online details.
In this summary, you will learn
- How the modern concept of privacy came into existence,
- How the Internet age threatens the right to privacy, and
- Why the rich and powerful are demanding more privacy at the same time the less well-off are losing theirs.
About the Author
Amanda Hess is a David Carr fellow for The New York Times.
Comment on this summary
Customers who read this summary also read
John H. McWhorter
The Wall Street Journal, 2015
The New York Times, 2017
Foreign Affairs, 2017
Anne Helen Petersen