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Privacy in the network age

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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to talk to Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye at Brand Week Istanbul. He is an assistant professor at Imperial College London, where he heads the Computational Privacy Group and a research affiliate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he received his PhD from in 2015. His research aims at understanding how the unicity of human behavior impacts the privacy of individuals—through re-identification or inference-in rich high-dimensional datasets such as mobile phones, credit cards or browsing data.

I asked him how he defines privacy and he told me that privacy is not keeping all the information about yourself to yourself but it is about being able to decide which information is being shared in exchange of what. That is why older generations think youth do not care about........

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