You do know you are on camera...don't you?

On Thursday, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's Commissioner of Information and Privacy will be joining the IDM team for a live Twitter chat about privacy.  Here are the details:

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Live Twitter Conversation with the Ontario Commissioner of Privacy

Thursday, April 4, 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT

Join on twitter using #PrivQA

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This got me thinking about privacy, and how cameras have silently invaded all aspects of our lives.  Security cameras are not new: see the video below.

OK - it's clear this guy expected a camera to be on him when he breaks in, but somehow he didn't expect the camera to be watching him before...?  And, what's up with those crazy pants?  But, I digress...

Cameras in stores, cameras in office buildings, traffic cameras - and now that your phone is a camera, they are with you everywhere you go.  It used to be: "hey that's a good picture, can you email it to me?" now we say, "hey that's a good picture, can you post it on Facebook so everyone can see?"   Instagram has over 100M users now, and it's clear that the younger generation is definitely very comfortable sharing their pictures with anyone and everyone.

There used to be a lot more complaints and resistance to cameras being everywhere, with the fear that the government was getting into every aspect of our personal lives.  The truth is, we are voluntarily exposing ourselves!

So with cameras everywhere, is your life private? 

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