A garden of forking paths: the several and multifaceted perspectives in the relationship between privacy and technical enablers

Roberto Montanari, Sara Saleri


As in the short story written by Jorge Louis Borges “The Garden of Forking Paths”, the multifaceted combinations between privacy and technological evolution display in front of us a multifaceted landscape, and uncountable set of links among data, technologies and privacy are echoing continuously several alternatives. Moving from this emblematic metaphor of current scenario, this paper intends to overview the strongest implications in terms of privacy induced by raising of big data related technologies, internet of things and blockchain.


privacy and technological evolution; big data; IoT; blockchain

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