Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tracking digital shadows

Today's Montreal Gazette has an interesting article on the data trail that people generate day-to-day.

Tracking digital shadows

"It's the sort of trail that you may not be aware of, because you don't have physical contact with the machine that may be collecting the information," said Colin Mc-Kay, the director of research, education and outreach with the office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

"There are a large number of data points that you leave in your daily life that don't necessarily identify you, but certainly identify your behaviours, your preferences and the choices you make."

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