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Re: Indexing/searching a corpus of (decentralized) self-sovereign data

From: Daniel Hardman <daniel.hardman@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 18:09:24 -0800
Message-ID: <CACU_chmxMdUBAHc5ppGMCJnE4XWnfxb3AjjhYK58aWAzwWFTDg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web)" <mwherman@parallelspace.net>
Cc: "public-credentials (public-credentials@w3.org)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
I think this is to some degree a contradiction in terms. Data is
self-sovereign only if its sovereign exercises authority over its
consumption and use. Putting data into an index presupposes that it will be
used in contexts that are divorced from the sovereign's involvement. While
it is true that the sovereign can give prior consent to all future use, I
think it then ceases to become self-sovereign data, by definition.

This is the essence of the beef I have with making W3C VCs part of the
semantic web, as I wrote about here:

On Tue, Nov 15, 2022 at 11:22 AM Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web) <
mwherman@parallelspace.net> wrote:

> As I started to think about this, it turns out that it is not a
> straightforward problem (and hence, neither is the solution).
> Is anyone aware of any previous discussions on this topic, articles,
> papers, etc. that analyze this problem and, perhaps, characterize what a
> solution might look like?
> Thank you,
> Michael
> Best regards,
> Michael Herman
> Far Left Self-Sovereignist
> First Principles Thinker
> Self-Sovereign Blockchain Architect
> Trusted Digital Web
> Hyperonomy Digital Identity Lab
> Parallelspace Corporation
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