A good friend asked me today why I am writing all this. Good question and yes, it was a bit remiss of me not to give my reasons why I started this blog.
The truth is: I like learning about new stuff (and there is a ton of stuff out there which I don't know about, and probably never will), and writing helps me think about it and crystallise my thoughts in a way that just talking about it does not. So, when I read an article or piece of news that makes me go hmmmnn ... at least now I have a place to have a go at it.
Why privacy? Why technology?
These are things which I studied and liked in school. When I was in law school, we had to pick the subjects we wanted to study in our third and fourth years. I picked subjects that were about IP law and IT law. I picked my subjects based on the topics that I liked even if that meant that the examinations were back-to-back on the same day (I think the examination for Medical Law and Ethics and International Conflicts of Law were on the same day ... I really liked that last subject and how it was taught ... but that is another topic for another day). The subjects that I liked in school didn't really give neat or clean-cut answers (like Medical Law and Ethics and English Literature at A levels) ... which if you think about it, is what privacy currently is ... an amorphous lump of general data protection principles, no neat answers, and privacy meaning different things to different people.
That all lead me to becoming a TMT lawyer (for those not familiar with the acronym, telecoms, media and technology). So why not write about something that I am vaguely familiar with, that I read about everyday, and that I am interested in? Hopefully, the stuff that I write about has some semblance of logic and reason, and that you may find mildly interesting or useful.
To my friend, thanks for spending the time to read and for the comments.
And to you reading my blog, thank you for your interest. Feel free to leave a comment, challenge my views or just say hello. :)