deposit details. Other type of sensitive information may relate to people's health condition or sexual or political orientation. Location data or online identifiers, such as cookies, are also widely considered as personal data. Meanwhile, EU citizens are becoming increasingly aware of the possibilities for misusing their personal information. According to a recent Eurobarometer poll, 70% of those surveyed were concerned that personal data is used by companies for purposes other than for what it was collected for, while 64% feel that information on how their data is processed is unsatisfactory. US lobbying waters down EU data protection reform
In a game of chicken, which is the better strategy: Writing a lengthy and detailed "persistence policy" guaranteeing that you'll persist in your course and will not, under any circumstances, swerve to avoid your opponent; or ostentatiously removing your steering wheel and throwing it out the window? As noted by innumerable game theorists over the past fifty years, the latter strategy is the only one which is useful: Humans can't be — and aren't — trusted to follow their stated intentions. I was reminded of this by 37signals' response on Monday to last week's cat.jpg privacy failure. To be clear, I have a lot of sympathy for 37signals: Once someone looked in their logs and saw "cat.jpg" as the name of the one hundred millionth file they had stored, I'm sure the resulting fit of laughter significantly impaired the possibility of rational thought; and their response is certainly better than finding a scapegoat or trying to cover up the mistake. Playing chicken with cat.jpg
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