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Online Privacy And The Concept Of "Data Dividend"


We like our time on the Web, but there's a near-constant concern about what we give, in addition to what we get.  At this point, we give away our data, unless we're extremely cautious. 

In February, California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a "data dividend," in which people would get paid for surrendering their data online.  Details have yet to be worked out. 

But the Center for Digital Democracy has some ideas about privacy and the appropriate uses of our personal information.  Executive Director Jeffrey Chester visits to talk about current issues and ideas.  

For one thing, he thinks the "data dividend" is a lousy idea.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. John Baxter is the senior producer, Angela Decker is the producer and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.