Archive for the 'Choice' Category

The Consensual Web

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

As you know, we’ve been closely watching the discussions regarding the Do Not Track (DNT) initiative.  A key discussion point is about first and third parties and how a third party can become a first party once you click on a “like” button or click through to another site or use an embedded service within [...]

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Oh what a tangled “web” we weave… When first we practice to “deceive!”

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

  With apologies to Sir Walter Scott I’m going to highlight two words in his quote – web & deceive The Internet has created this incredible ecosystem for users to express themselves – however with this increased expression has come increased access to personal information that can be saved on corporate servers, searched and then [...]

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Choice Means Respect

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

I was reading this When Did Service Become the Customer’s Obligation? blog at Competitive Advantage Marketing it really struck a cord with me. While Dr. Coleman is talking about a different kind of “choice” than our enterprise browser provides, it does address a common theme.  This quote from her blog really sums things up, “Our [...]

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Some Animals Are More Equal When it Comes to Digital Privacy

Monday, March 19th, 2012

In a recent conversation with a colleague, it suddenly struck me that while I see lots of products and services (and budget dollars) supporting IT security, there are almost no products or services supporting privacy.  Why is that? Security is about protecting corporate data.   But let’s look at the other side of security – privacy.  Privacy [...]

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Privacy: My Expectations vs.. My Reality

Monday, March 5th, 2012

  I’m going to start this post with a famous quote from Wernher von Braun – you can recover from a production flaw but never from a design flaw. Right now there’s lots of activity in the Privacy space (note that I say activity vs. outcome). There’s an initiative by regulators to reign in what they [...]

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Privacy Must be a Choice. Managing Choice Must Be Simple.

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

The digital Privacy debate continues and the W3C are defining Do Not Track (DNT) standards right now. The goal is good, but I fear they are making things more complicated than they need to be. In an ideal world, users would have a choice over everything that gets shared and with whom it is shared. [...]

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Privacy: What “Do Not Track” really needs to make it enforceable (and verifiable) – HTTPS

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

  In an earlier post - Privacy: X marks the spot where… I wrote about one of the problems with enforcing the Do Not Track header (the issue with caching servers and how do you enforce and verify the Do Not Track header was really sent?). So I thought I should offer a suggestion to improve [...]

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Digital Privacy Twister

Friday, February 17th, 2012

  Yes, Twister.  The fun, bright colored game where you get twisted up with all your friends and would-be teenage loves.  Actually, the rules of Twister are more clear than the twisted Privacy policies that dot the Web these days – which in my opinion, are less about privacy and more about making money.  The [...]

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Privacy is a Balance

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

  As I watch the news unfolding about Path (link) and the controversy over accessing my address book, I can’t but shake my head in amazement that people are still missing the point. It’s not that they accessed my data without my permission that’s the problem – it’s that I have no choice in what [...]

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Mobile Device Privacy Act – Read the Discussion Draft

Monday, February 6th, 2012

I hope you’ll read this Mobile Device Privacy Act Discussion Draft and pass along to others.  The discussion draft focuses on transparency and choice surrounding data collection, not about what data is collected and how the data is used.   It also holds the device and OS manufacturers to the same standards as the wireless carriers, [...]

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