On the October 4, 2011 edition of Q on CBC Radio One, Jian Ghomeshi convened a fascinating and informative debate on privacy in the digital age. Jeff Jarvis, author of the new book Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live, argues it’s possible for privacy regulations to go too far. Taking the opposite view: Micheal Vonn, policy director at the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association. She argues that increasingly, internet and other technologies are being used for surveillance by governments and corporations. Where do you stand? Have a listen to the 22 minute podcast on the CBC website, and then make your views public in the comments section on their website. You might also want to check out the Q segment that followed on how social media has affected the biggest news stories of the past year — from Cairo to Vancouver. The Q panel includes CBC’s Ian Hanomansing, Tara Mahoney of the Gen Why Media Project, journalist Frances Bula, and Alfred Hermida, a founding member of the BBC news website and journalism professor at UBC.