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Re: Privacy is personal

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joe@cdt.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2015 11:35:17 -0400
Message-ID: <CABtrr-VEGKRNbHhHVnfCze9CP0i7AMhpzKNTXFi0vYvDrfE6+A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Doc Searls <dsearls@cyber.law.harvard.edu>
Cc: "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>
I've talked in the past about how human's have eons of experience with
the physical world... light comes from the sun, reflects/refracts off
of/through things and enters our eyes (could do the same for other
senses). We have developed norms like clothing, walls on bathroom
stalls, etc. so that we can all comfortably engage in social and
economic activity comfortably. We don't have the same intuition for
online environments and it can be very hard to reason about that stuff
unless you have considerable expertise, and even then it's easy to get
wrong as there are no "physical laws" but code, network, hardware
substrates that can change easily.

Thanks for sharing this, Doc!

On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 12:08 AM, Doc Searls
<dsearls@cyber.law.harvard.edu> wrote:
> My latest column for Linux Journal, “Privacy is personal"
> <http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/privacy-personal>, suggests that what
> we lack and need most are the digital equivalents of clothing and shelter.
> Tthought this angle was worth sharing here.
> For those interested, ProjectVRM <http://projectVRM.org>, which I run at
> Harvard’s Berkman Center <http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/projectvrm/>, fosters
> development in this direction. Here is a list of aligned developers, many of
> which are active in our community
> <http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/projectvrm/VRM_Development_Work>. If you see
> any developers who belong on that list (or off it), let me know.
> Cheers,
> Doc

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