- Andre Agassi‘s choice to announce in his new book that he took drugs earlier in his tennis career (see the New York Times review of ‘Open: An Auto biography’),
- the revelation of Tiger Woods‘ recent discretions (by his own retrospective admission in his blog), resulting in him “taking an indefinite break from professional golf” (* see footnote), and
- extensive discussions around Facebook‘s use of its members’ information (see ‘Facebook backtracks on privacy‘ from FT.com and ‘Zuckerberg Changes His Own Privacy Settings‘ from ReadWriteWeb).
Such discussions, while appearing on one level to be independent, and unconnected, also appear to me, to revolve around a central theme of ‘public privacy rights and the individual’s right to choose what to disclose‘. While the first two examples relate to high-profile individuals, the latter example, as well as similar discussions around Google’s use of internet users’ information, and other trends (such as the rapidly increasing number of bloggers), shows how the topic relates to the general public also.
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