How Personal Data Ownership Can Solve a Privacy Problem

In any industrialized society, including the United States, one of the things that we take for granted is our common agreement about property rights. It’s something we learn about when we’re little kids, when we take another child’s toy and Mommy says to us, “Give that back. It belongs to the other child.” We learn not to take other people’s stuff, just as we don’t want other people taking ours. Then you go to college, where you have roommates, and the boundaries get fuzzy. One day you return...