Privacy In A Cashless World

Andrew Sullivan —  Apr 10 2012 @ 9:16am

by Zoë Pollock

problem we would have to address:

Imagine if the only way to support unpopular causes was with easily controlled e-money. Certain transactions could be disallowed by law, political pressure or corporate fiat, and anonymous giving would be impossible. Each of your transactions would be tied to your identity. One could not make a purchase at a gay bookstore or a pregnancy clinic without knowing that somewhere there's a permanent record of the transaction. And there might not be any transaction that couldn't be subpoenaed in a divorce or other legal proceeding.