John Stuart Mill and liberty, regulation and protection of privacy

I have written a blog post on the Open Digital Policy blog following a talk in London on 29 July by Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, in which he argued against over-regulation of the web by Governments.  Using the essay by the well known philosopher John Stuart Mill (and yes I love the Monty PythonPhilosopher’s Song too!) entitiled On Liberty, I argue that Eric is correct and I conclude that: “On the basis that the most egregious of privacy ills today is self-harm, it seems to be that awareness is our first step, followed by self-regulation, not governmental regulation.

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Posted on July 3, 2011, in Privacy and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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