Turow Writes Essay on Online Privacy

Professor Joseph Turow wrote a guest essay for The Economist magazine for an issue about online privacy.

“We now live in a world where what we buy, what we tell our friends, how we spend our leisure time, where we walk, where we drive, and more are collected, analyzed, and linked to information about our gender, income, age, occupation, ethnicity, and other demographic information. Companies you have never heard of are creating these profiles about you without your knowledge or permission,” he wrote.

Professor Turow’s essay is based on testimony he gave to the U.S. Senate last month.