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.