[Susan notes: A strong letter correcting the implications of the article that 'public misunderstanding' was at the core of the inBloom problem.]
To the editor
The recent collapse of inBloom, the student data company, is a powerful reminder that in the era of Big Data, privacy still matters ( A Data Collector Drops Out, Technophoria, April 27). As we see it, the problem was not misunderstanding by the public, but a lack of meaningful privacy protections.
Marc Rotenberg and Khaliah Barnes
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