When Code Is Law – The Indian Express

Published by The Indian Express: http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/when-code-is-law-digitised-data-leak-5168760/.

With the debate spurred by the revelations of Cambridge Analytica’s dealings with Facebook — and, closer to home, by Aadhaar — we may have to revisit the very foundations of the individual’s social contract with the state when it comes to privacy. Those familiar with the hacker counter-culture of the Nineties knew one thing — the most potent weapon of information warfare is availability.

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