W&L’s Fairfield on How the Internet of Things is Changing Ownership Law professor Josh Fairfield discusses digital ownership on Quartz.com.
In the middle of all of this data mining and harvesting, something important has been lost: our sense of ownership. We have lost control over the devices that are an integral part of our lives—and as we are the product of what we consume, we’re therefore also changing our relationship with ourselves.
Joshua A. T. Fairfield is an internationally recognized law and technology scholar specializing in digital property, electronic contract and big data privacy. His most recent book is “Owned: Property, Privacy and the New Digital Serfdom.”
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