About 50 souls bravely traipsed to Webtrends after work on the first day of summer and they were rewarded with stimulating discussion and great Widmer Brothers beer.
Our panel was moderated by John Hartman(Evergreen Branded Media, @feedia), and included Aaron Hockley (Hockley Photography, @ahockley), Amanda Mayhew (Ethics Point), Christina Avrevalo (IDExperts), and Marshall Kirkpatrick (RWW, @marshallk) as participants. You can read more about them in our earlier post .
The meeting ran about 1.5 hours, longer than epxected, and people were still asking questions one on one after the panel ended. The range of subjects covered was wide but some of the discussion surrounded:
- Privacy versus ID protection (anonymity)
- Conflating online privacy and ID protection
- The inability to anonymize data/the ability to de-anonymize data (a’la the AOL record fiasco)
- Corporate privacy policies
- Web services privacy policies
- Recent research demonstrating young people acre as much as older people about privacy
- European versus American concepts of privacy
- Privacy paranoia
Amanda Mayhew mentioned two sources of information that many attendees were interested in researching further. Amanda sent the following:
- “The cliche that young people don’t care about personal privacy because they share intimate details and photos on Facebook or Twitter isn’t always true, according to a study released Thursday,” SFGate.com
- Ad Age Asks a Database Company to Profile Our Reporter, Revealing a Trove of Personal Information — and Plenty of Difficult Questions
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Updated 6/26/2010, 22:26 BREAKING NEWS: Twitter and FTC settle security charges. The FTC didn’t like the way Twitter handled users’ private data, new rules are in place and operations will be reviewed bi-annually for next ten years.