Privacy Papers, Part 13 – The Privacy vs. Convenience Debate

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13. Privacy Papers – The Privacy vs. Convenience Debate

From: Chana
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2013 11:33 PM
Subject: Privacy Papers: the privacy vs. convenience debate

Hi everyone, see this interesting article from the Economist.

It’s about American Airlines finally deciding to let third-party apps access their customers’ data when the customers are using those apps to manage their frequent-flier balances across multiple airlines.

Sounds like another example of how consumers are happy to give up their personal information — in this case, how and where they fly — to companies as long as it gets them something, like free flights.

cheers, Chana

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