any information about an individual maintained by an agency, including
- any information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual‘s identity, such as name, social security number, date and place of birth, mother‘s maiden name, or biometric records;
- any other information that is linked or linkable to an individual, such as medical, educational, financial, and employment information.
But the case of London´s bins is only the herald of thousand of similar cases. With the spreading of wearable gadgets, there will be not only more chances to be monitored, there will be also an enrichment of the knowledge about the owner of the gadgets and the possibilities to identify him. And this open the door also to more control of ourselves also in our work post, something that could be danger on the hands of some employers.
What we once thought impersonal data generated in the Internet of the Things is getting more and more personal.
por: Emilio García García
Publicado: November 21, 2013, 6:05 am