There has been and still is some argument and angst recently about how governments wish to retain meta data via ISP in their declared pursuit for improving national security and crack down on illegal activities. I wonder though, at the heart of the debate, is the question of whether the Internet is a public or private space the one that really needs to be addressed. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Currently, it is true that a citizen's movements out in the real can be monitored already and quite legally by law enforcement so why is it that a citizens movement in virtual reality can not be and why would it be deemed to be a special case? If we consider the persons device as private but consider the movement of some data away and too that device as public, does that simplify the issue or not? Would knowing that the Internet was always Public space ( except for, say, logged in "private" space) change the way people behave on the net? If so would it mean at least that we had no illusions of privacy instead of the confusing mix we have today? There are many issues involved in this so I hold no expectation of any conclusions being reached here. An article to assist in context: https://theconversation.com/the-new...our-privacy-and-its-time-we-took-action-78991 Care to discuss?