Mission: Avoid a Tragedy of the Commons around privacy in the Web

Nikolaos Laoutaris
21 Jan 2016
This post was initially published in The Digital Post on February 09,2015.

As part of a recent keynote during the inaugural workshop of the Data Transparency Lab (Nov 20, 2014, Barcelona) I hinted that a Tragedy of the Commons around privacy might be the greatest challenge and danger for the future sustainability of the web, and the business models that keep it going. With this post I would like to elaborate a bit more on what I meant and maybe explain why my slides are full of happy, innocent looking cows. (...)

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