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Re: [ontolog-forum] Is Big Data intrinsically an invasion of privacy?

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From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:36:07 -0500
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On 1/16/14 5:53 AM, Michael Brunnbauer wrote:
> Hello John,
> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 11:42:44AM -0800, John McClure wrote:
>> >Otherwise, dear ontologists, what /does /"privacy" actually mean?
> I like Danah Boyds "definition", which seems to boil down to "expectations
> about information flow that are met".
> Fromhttp://www.danah.org/papers/talks/2010/WWW2010.html
> Privacy is not about control over data nor is it a property of data.  It's 
>about a collective understanding of a social situation's boundaries and 
>knowing how to operate within them.  In other words, its about having control 
>over a situation. It's about understanding the audience and knowing how far 
>information will flow.  Its about trusting the people, the situating, and the 
>context.  People seek privacy so that they can make themselves vulnerable in 
>order to gain something: personal support, knowledge, friendship, etc.
> ...
> Regards,
> Michael Brunnbauer    (01)

Yes, as I stated in an earlier post, it boils down to: self-calibration 
of one's vulnerability, on or offline.    (02)

Basic example: choosing to lock your front-door at night is a decision 
you make, rather than some bot etc..    (03)

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