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Re: ENISA and the right to be forgotten

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 07:23:08 +0900
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Cc: "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>

Le 11 déc. 2012 à 03:45, David Singer a écrit :
> Unfortunately I think this 'right' is badly labelled.


> But if the data was collected simply by observing me (without needing or getting my consent), how do I even know who has it, and even if I do, what right do I have to tell people 'forget you saw me in the pharmacy yesterday' (I think, none)?

* right to be forgotten    VS     obligation to erase.
* forgetful interfaces
* lies
* memories loss
* speed of replication

In our social relationships, 

* we forget parts of what we have experienced
* the surface of the memory is small (what our eyes can see)
* the speed of distribution is slow (our abilities to share with others)
* the replication is imperfect (we share partial data)

All of that is part of our social glue. When people say "right to be forgotten" they explain that they are freaking out about the permanence, speed, etc of data collected about them. 

In the end, the issue with online privacy is selling ads as a business model. Changing the business model enables a lot more things. Sometimes I wonder if all efforts we put in privacy should not be put in fact in enabling micropayments solutions, etc and kills the ads business model based on data collection. Most of the current big companies do not want that, it's their fuel, but…

Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations, Opera Software
Received on Monday, 10 December 2012 22:23:46 UTC

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