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About 11 years ago, my then girlfriend (now wife) gave me this drawing as a present. She called it “Let’s fly”. And we sure did!

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Now that my children have grown up and are about to leave the house, it’s indeed time to fly. And maybe you can help. Or rather, I hope I can help you…
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Last week I attended the For Your Eyes Only conference held in Brussels on November 29 and November 30. These are my, personal, main findings.

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Daniel Solove recently wrote a short piece on The Virtues of Anonymity. He observes that anonymity can be used both for good and bad purposes, and he therefore argues for striking a balance between the two through the concept of “traceable anonymity”. In this legal concept, people’s anonymity is protected by law, unless anonymity is abused to cause harm. In that case, according to Solove, the law should preserve a way to trace the identity of the culprit.

Interestingly, I have been arguing for the technical realisation of a related concept called Revocable Privacy for a few years now. Read the rest of this entry »