Contexual privacy, not information privacy

By | April 5, 2012
This lady has a paradigm and the influence to hopefully penetrate some of the blockhead political layers shrouding internet privacy. Rather than managinf information flow, legislators should be looking at managing contextual privacy.

The difference between the two terms? "My bank account number is XYZ" is something I might say in a public place – namely in front of a bank teller. But I wouldn't expect that an evesdropper is standing next to me to post that information on my profile page. Respecting this last expectation is contexual privacy. Information privacy is whether I said it in a public place or not.

In citizen interests, let's hope she's someone lawmakers can understand and seriously consider.

/via +Luca Baptista

http://m.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/03/the-philosopher-whose-fingerprints-are-all-over-the-ftcs-new-approach-to-privacy/254365/

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