Free Search and Social: We Are Not the Product—We Are Underpaid Workers

People are more than just parts of an algorithm

Illustration of a computer with a privacy lock
We are neither digital products nor possessors of a fungible currency that represents the marginal value of our data. Getty Images

An invitation to walk in the Labor Day Parade got me thinking about labor law as an alternative path to meaningful data privacy regulation.

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@shellypalmer Adweek opinion contributor Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on machine learning and data-driven decision-making.