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Re: Privacy, security and social media management

From: Christine Perey <cperey@perey.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 16:08:59 +0200
Message-ID: <4AAF9FFB.9030209@perey.com>
To: Renato Iannella <renato@nicta.com.au>
CC: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
Hi Renato,

Forgive me for my ignorance. What the heck is a "distributed" profile?

Is that the same as a "distributed" identity? I don't know what that is 

what is the opposite of a "distributed" profile?

Does one identity have many profiles?

Let's take a concrete example. I am one unique person (presumably). I am 
under the impression that I have many profiles (Amazon, Expedia, 
Facebook, Alumni of a university, subscriber of Swisscom, customer of 
UBS, etc) each stored in a different "place" in cyberspace.  I have two 
drivers licenses and four nationalities, each with some unique piece of 
identification. Is that relevant? Certainly the US Internal Revenue 
Service cares.

I'm really not sure how many "identities" I have but I know I can put 
one of these legally recognized pieces of identification in my office, 
one in my home, one in the bank. Does this make them "distributed"?

I suggest using different modifiers for profiles and identities.

Just with my mobile network operator perhaps I have one customer 
identity (my mobile number?) and several profiles:
Personal profile
Billing profile

What do you (we) call a community profile which does not have a "real 
name" associated with it? In many social networks people are discouraged 
from using their real (legal) names.

I could go on with questions in this vein but I will await enlightenment 
on the above.


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On September 14, 2009, Renato Iannella wrote:
> On 14 Sep 2009, at 22:06, Christine Perey wrote:
>> I would be interested in hearing what people think of the Global Lockbox
>> proposal.
>> See description here [1] http://www.globallockbox.com/index.html
>> is this a company who we might invite to speak about their perspective
>> in the future?
> The concept is relevant - although I think we all would like 
> *distributed* profiles.
> However, watch out for this bit: "GlobalLock is based on patented 
> technology...."
> and its impact on this Royalty-Free Incubator Group [1].
> Cheers...  Renato Iannella
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/socialweb/charter#patentpolicy
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