Segments in this Video

New Media Privacy Issues (04:43)


Ethical Markets president Hazel Henderson introduces the debate on balancing new forms of media surveillance with human rights and welcomes University of Florida law professor and "Privacy in the New Media Age" author Jon L. Mills.

Monitoring Citizens Digitally (02:23)

Mills says that new mass surveillance technology is threatening privacy as legal frameworks are slow to catch up. The U.S. is less protective of privacy than Europe and respects the First Amendment in communication more than individual dignity.

Citizens United (03:21)

Henderson and Mills agree the Supreme Court decision equating money with speech has opened the floodgates to corruption. Billionaires now select candidates and control the political process. Mills discusses efforts to overturn the ruling.

Internet and Citizen Journalism (03:35)

Henderson recalls starting a watchdog group called Citizens for Clean Air. Mills discusses how digital technology has expanded our capacity for both good and ill. Public figures have more privacy in Europe than in the U.S.; there is little accountability for republishing anonymous photographs.

Digital Age Timing (01:38)

A joke photograph of a family wearing face masks during the MERS outbreak in South Korea damaged the nation's tourist industry. The incident shows how images are misconstrued on the internet.

Drones and Privacy (03:39)

Surveillance devices trespassing into personal space are challenging legal frameworks. Henderson and Mills discuss how technology advances faster than government and the legal system can keep up. Individual dignity is better protected in Europe than in the U.S.

Google Indexing and Privacy (01:47)

Mills discusses legal efforts to allow individuals to delete personal information from search engines under the "Right to be Left Alone" concept. Global internet platforms pose technical challenges.

Leapfrog Strategy (02:44)

The World Bank is supporting efforts to establish truthful journalism standards in African countries. Henderson discusses the idea of developing countries bypassing technological and media "mistakes" of industrial nations.

Media Transparency and Accountability (02:14)

Mills discusses tensions between publicly held information, internet profiling, and individual privacy.

Credits: Privacy in the New Media Age: Part I—Ethical Markets 6 (01:19)

Credits: Privacy in the New Media Age: Part I—Ethical Markets 6

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Privacy in the New Media Age: Part I—Ethical Markets 6

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In this film Ethical Markets president and Futurist Hazel Henderson interviews University of Florida law professor and former speaker in Florida’s House of Representatives Jon L. Mills about his current book, “Privacy in the New Media Age.” The Internet, social media, blogs, “citizen-journalists” and global news distribution pose thorny issues in many countries. While the U.S. favors free speech over individual rights to privacy, European countries are protecting people’s “right to be left alone” and right to delete old records of individual behavior from internet search engines. While Facebook and Twitter facilitated the grassroots Arab Spring protests, these social media sites also helped police to track down and prosecute the dissidents. Mills says technological innovation always outruns the pace of law; global privacy agreements may take decades.

Length: 28 minutes

Item#: BVL95288

ISBN: 978-1-68272-577-1

Copyright date: ©2015

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