[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: Election Data



On Fri, 2008-07-25 at 17:05 -0400, David Woodhouse wrote:

> I think we, as a society, spend far too much time pandering to the
> tinfoil hat brigade who like to whine about their 'privacy' without
> actually being able to present any realistic situation in which the
> release of certain data actually causes them even a _theoretical_
> problem.

I'm among the tinfoil hat brigade when it comes to disclosing
information we didn't warn people about beforehand.


> I'd be very disappointed if we refused to release _anonymised_ vote data
> purely on the basis that we think there might be some nutter out there
> who wouldn't come out from under his table for a few days if we did so.

I'd be disappointed if we were yet another data point of groups who do
not handle their users information w/care. 

It's such a cliche.

-sv





[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]