I read Robert Scoble’s blog regularly. I enjoy hearing about new technology, but I almost never blog about it. Today there was a post on why he has been so critical of HP spying on its board of directors.
So, why did I care that HP’s board of directors pushed the boundary of where private information could be used? Because private data must be held sacrosanct. Private data is an electric rail. Use it properly and it will power your business. Use it improperly and you should get fired. There’s no other way to put it. It should be that clear. It IS an electric rail.
Protecting privacy has to be done multiple fronts. Legislation can help, but public scrutiny can respond faster when companies violate privacy.