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Privacy and blogging

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 14:47:18 +0200
To: www-p3p-policy@w3.org
Message-Id: <200506281447.18611.rigo@w3.org>
Don Park describes a witch a daily situation of bad behavior. This time, 
someone unpacks the camera, makes photos and publishes them on his 
blog. A witch-hunt is started with disastrous consequences for the life 
of a young women who behaved in a wrong way:

http://www.docuverse.com/blog/donpark/EntryViewPage.aspx?guid=e5e366f9-050f-4901-98d2-b4d26bedc3e1

The question for me is: What is the policy - response to such a hunt? 
How could we prevent this? The issue at hand is obviously that the 
sanction of the society is completely disproportional to the initial 
behavior. 

It is clear that in many western countries, one's right to publicity or 
one's right on one's own picture would give a handle. But the handle is 
weak compared to the pace and violence of the impact of the violation 
of her rights.

Is there a way we can start to measure privacy violations? How could 
this impact stories like this one?

All in all, it is an interesting story that I wanted to share with you.

Best, 

-- 
Rigo Wenning            W3C/ERCIM
Staff Counsel           Privacy Activity Lead
mail:rigo@w3.org        2004, Routes des Lucioles
http://www.w3.org/      F-06902 Sophia Antipolis


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