A great conversation is kicking off over in the “Google for Gov” group, where I asked “Do you worry about privacy issues when you’re using Google?”
But it sparked a quick thought: Will genealogists be the new gold diggers?
What I mean is that genealogists could make a killing by archiving and sculpting the digital data of people like you and me for family members when we’re gone.
People with malicious intent could also capture “family secrets” and hold people hostage with little nuggets of nefarious online activity that would otherwise never see the light of day.
Uh, can you say extortion and/or defamation?
But my hunch is that it’s going to become increasingly common as we unwittingly relinquish our rights to privacy.
What do you think?
You can answer here or there.