Turow writes op ed for the Pennsylvania Gazette

Annenberg’s Joseph Turow, Ph.D., the Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication, has written an essay in the September/October issue of The Pennsylvania Gazette. Under the “Expert Opinion” column, Prof. Turow’s essay is titled “Phantom Privacy.” Based on testimony he gave to the United States Senate last July, Prof. Turow writes that marketers can now construct profiles of individuals, based on their web browsing, that are “eerily correct.” “We’ve lost control of our online data, and the consequences may be worse than you think,” he writes.