Your Personal Data, Out of Control.

It may be a bit over the top but it’s worth thinking about anyway. I suspect the most unrealistic aspect of this animation is the attentiveness and friendliness of the customer service rep.

Your Personal Data, Out of Control. The American Civil Liberties Union has created a clever animation about how personal data is spreading via linked databases to create the most detailed dossiers on all of us. The scenario, a call to a pizza-delivery service, is exaggerated. But it’s clearly the direction in which we’re heading. The ACLU offers specific suggestions on how to slow this rampaging privacy invasion. [Dan Gillmor’s eJournal]