CNN’s Ali Velshi interviews John Abell regarding how much privacy consumers should expect when using Facebook and other social media. I think John Abell gives a rather balanced response. I agree with him that as part of managing my personal data, the information I put on FB is mine, and that when I leave I should be able to take it with me easily.
I also agree with Abell’s statements that we have a reasonable expectation of privacy when we use social media — even taking into account it is a public space — and that companies have a responsibility to ensure that their customers retain a certain level of privacy. It is on both our shoulders.
Do you have any thoughts you’d like to share regarding privacy, Facebook, and the content of this video clip?