So this is interesting. Cass Sunstein formerly served in the Obama Administration and is likely a long term friend since he taught law in Chicago. He authors this piece in Bloomberg concerning the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook issue that is in the news.
Cambridge Analytica Behaved Appallingly. Don’t Overreact. – Bloomberg, 2018/03/19
The horrendous actions by Cambridge Analytica, a voter profiling company, and Aleksander Kogan, a Russian-American researcher, raise serious questions about privacy, social media, democracy and fraud.
Amidst the justified furor, one temptation should be firmly resisted: for public and private institutions to lock their data down, blocking researchers and developers from providing the many benefits that it promises – for health, safety, and democracy itself.
In other words, we want to be able to use data for OUR purposes… but not the other side. I posted already about the fact that they did this in 2012. Sunstein wants to be able to harvest this data again and FIRMLY resists locking down data.