New York Times op-ed columnist David Leonhardt reviewed Professor Mayer-Schönberger’s most recent book “Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data” (with Thomas Ramge), and lauded it as offering “several intriguing ideas”, which he predicts won’t get much hearing in today’s Washington, but – he continues – “the shift toward an information-based economy will outlast the current administration. Eventually, this country will have a government interested in encouraging the best parts of modern capitalism while restraining the worst.”
In an extensive article, New York Times‘ Robert Levine is aiming to understand European Privacy law after the ruling of the European Court of Justice in the Max Schrems case. When explaining the bigger legal and theoretical foundations of European privacy views, Mr Levine is turning to and quoting extensively Professor Mayer-Schönberger.
New York Times columnist Bill Keller writes about the very human desire to erase history, and ends his op-ed quoting Professor Mayer-Schönberger and his book “Delete”. What, he asks rhetorically, is so sacred about a search algorithm that we can’t make Google forget? “After all, nobody ever called Google the first draft of history.”