You blog your friend’s twisted ankle, and the next thing…

Wendy Grossman’s net.wars column this week surprised even the Munchy Rat. She is looking at Facebook, and its invasion of privacy and, she notes:

I would never put someone’s telephone number online without their consent, even though my own phone number is on my Web site. Yet that prejudice seems irrational if you instead call the information about the injured foot “personal medical data” but see the phone number as something anyone could find in the phone book.

The injured foot? An innocent blog, apparently; it went to the Court of Justice in Europe and the blogger was found guilty. Read the whole story!

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