Expert: Myths and preconceptions of privacy in the age of AI 

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Published: 11 December 2023

Protecting people from their personal information being used against them is more important every day as our lives become increasingly interconnected through data-driven products and services. In his new book, Ignacio Cofone challenges us to reevaluate conventional wisdom about data, showing how many of the rules that govern the information economy are outdated in today’s social and economic reality.  

Here is an expert from McGill University who can provide comment on this topic:

Ignacio Cofone, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and Canada Research Chair in AI Law and Data Governance 

“If we didn’t care about our privacy, corporations wouldn’t have to manipulate us into giving our privacy away because we would do that by ourselves. In a world where data is the lifeblood of the economy, figuring out how to protect people from data harms is paramount." 

ignacio.cofone [at] (English, Italian, Spanish) 

Ignacio Cofone is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law and the Canada Research Chair in AI Law and Data Governance. The Privacy Fallacy: Harm and Power in the Information Economy was published by Cambridge University Press. 

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