The Sea-Change of the Concept of Privacy and its Consequences
"Privacy". It's all the rage nowadays. More and more laws are being drafted for purposes of protecting personally identifiable data, not least the massive upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation.
But while Privacy may be becoming increasingly valued in the era of "big data" - where giant multi-national corporations devour information to fuel in-house machine learning and other forms of normative Artificial Intelligence - that certainly wasn't always the case. Not until quite recently in fact.