Cullen Hoback, director of the documentary “Terms and Conditions May Apply”, argues Facebook and Google are “public utilities” in an interview, “Is Facebook a Public Utility? Yes, says Filmmaker Cullen Hoback”.
The same argument applies to the US electronic healthcare system—all 300 million Americans are forced touse it, we have no real choices.
The collection and use of the nation’s health data is hidden. There is no full data map tracking all uses and we have no ‘chain of custody’ of our personal health information.
- See the start of the first US health data map at TheDataMap.org.
Quotes from the interview:
- “All data can be tracked and followed.”
- “You have the companies making a fortune off of our data and you have the government getting something that it’s wanted for a very long time, which is this sort of unprecedented access to all of the information of all of its citizens.”
- “It’s hard to say opting out is an option.”
See the trailer for “Terms and Conditions May Apply” at http://www.trackoff.us/