Re: [ietf-privacy] Is there an official working definition for Privacy Online?

Dave Crocker <dhc@dcrocker.net> Thu, 05 May 2016 22:09 UTC

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On 5/5/2016 1:39 PM, David Singer wrote:
> Actually, I think we need to continue to work with the vagueness; looking now for a definition is not helpful.


As a social term, perhaps. Social discourse uses and often needs 
vagueness and even ambiguity.

But again:  How is it possible to use a term as a technical reference, 
if there is not precision to its use?  This being the IETF, and 
'privacy' being a particularly fashionable term, the question is 
fundamental.

d/

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   Dave Crocker
   Brandenburg InternetWorking
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