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Blog Entry Privacy, Free/Open Source, and the Cloud
by Elonnai Hickok published Nov 22, 2010 last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:50 AM — filed under: , ,
A look into the questions that arise in concern to privacy and cloud computing, and how open source plays into the picture.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
Blog Entry Privacy Concerns in Whole Body Imaging: A Few Questions
by Elonnai Hickok published Nov 17, 2010 last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:09 AM — filed under:
Security versus Privacy...it is a question that the world is facing today when it comes to using the Whole Body Imaging technology to screen a traveller visually in airports and other places. By giving real life examples from different parts of the world Elonnai Hickok points out that even if the Government of India eventually decides to advocate the tight security measures with some restrictions then such measures need to balanced against concerns raised for personal freedom. She further argues that privacy is not just data protection but something which must be viewed holistically and contextually when assessing new policies.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry No UID Campaign in New Delhi - A Report
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 26, 2010 last modified Jun 20, 2012 03:51 AM — filed under: ,
The Unique Identification (UID) Bill is not pro-citizen. The scheme is deeply undemocratic, expensive and fraught with unforseen consequences. A public meeting on UID was held at the Constitution Club, Rafi Marg in New Delhi on 25 August, 2010. The said Bill came under scrutiny at the meeting which was organised by civil society groups from Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi campaigning under the banner of "No UID". The speakers brought to light many concerns, unanswered questions and problems of the UID scheme.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Does the Safe-Harbor Program Adequately Address Third Parties Online?
by Rebecca Schild published Apr 16, 2010 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:19 AM — filed under: , , , ,
While many citizens outside of the US and EU benefit from the data privacy provisions the Safe Harbor Program, it remains unclear how successfully the program can govern privacy practices when third-parties continue to gain more rights over personal data. Using Facebook as a site of analysis, I will attempt to shed light on the deficiencies of the framework for addressing the complexity of data flows in the online ecosystem.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Does the Social Web need a Googopoly?
by Rebecca Schild published Mar 02, 2010 last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:06 AM — filed under: , , ,
While the utility of the new social tool Buzz is still under question, the bold move into social space taken last week by the Google Buzz team has Gmail users questioning privacy implications of the new feature. In this post, I posit that Buzz highlights two privacy challenges of the social web. First, the application has sidestepped the consensual and contextual qualities desirable of social spaces. Secondly, Google’s move highlights the increasingly competitive and convergent nature of the social media landscape.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry The (in)Visible Subject: Power, Privacy and Social Networking
by Rebecca Schild published Feb 26, 2010 last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:06 AM — filed under: , , ,
In this entry, I will argue that the interplay between privacy and power on social network sites works ultimately to subject individuals to the gaze of others, or to alternatively render them invisible. Individual choices concerning privacy preferences must, therefore, be informed by the intrinsic relationship which exists between publicness/privateness and subjectivity/obscurity.
Located in Openness / Blog