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Re: ACTION [CONTINUES] Provide some data on privacy and context (channeling Mor Naaman) to the wiki

From: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 08:37:02 -0400
Cc: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org, public-social-web-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <20CDDAAF-82F9-45D2-83D6-1C05743E96C8@la-grange.net>
To: Mischa Tuffield <mischa.tuffield@garlik.com>

Le 20 mai 2009 à 08:17, Mischa Tuffield a écrit :
> Given that the context we are interested in looking at is one of a  
> personal nature and the idea of protecting users from abuse of  
> their  contextual data, do people think that effort should be  
> combined on these two fronts?

Hmmm… Privacy is a very deeply cultural matters. I have lived in  
Europe, North America and Japan (and travelled a bit in other  
continents). That taught me that privacy is not about defining "abuse  
on contextual data".

Privacy is about having the right mechanisms, tools to handle your  
data in the way that is respectful of your *own culture*.

The benefit of taking a very operational and mechanical look at it  
avoid long debates on what is good or wrong, but to focus more on "Can  
I do/stop this or that with my data?".

Example using a mobile phone with geolocation feature:

	Is there a mechanism to broadcast my geolocation information?
	Is there a mechanism to block my geolocation information?
	Is there a mechanism to share my geolocation with this and this  
person only?
Karl Dubost
Montréal, QC, Canada
Received on Wednesday, 27 May 2009 12:37:14 UTC

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