We increasingly hear stories about government agencies falling prey to cyber (or direct) attacks and our data unintentionally getting into the hands of those willing to steal our identity or money for their own benefit.
It is also a prevalent trend in the political sphere that the government wishes to reel in our cyber freedoms. This seems to be mostly based in fear and a sense of being out of control.
I value my cyber freedoms and I believe that I am best suited to ensure them.
However, I would argue that the government shouldn’t even consider expanding the collection of our data or attempt to control our online interactions until they figure out how to protect the data they collect. The role of government ought to be to protect the constituency. Unfortunately, this hasn’t been happening. Rather, politicians have seemed, in recent years, more concerned with holding their seat from election cycle to election cycle.
If you care about this issue you should contact your policy makers to tell them about it.
In Minnesota you can find out who your representatives are by conducting a search on the state’s legislative website.
What do you think?
Tall me in the comment section below.