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[liberationtech] European Workshop on Trust and Identity (Vienna, 2-3 December 2015)

aestetix aestetix at
Sat Oct 3 02:20:26 PDT 2015

Two followup points:

First, AFAIK this is an unconference format, so anyone who has something
to contribute can participate. Also, for registration you need to get a
personalized voucher code. So if you do register, please let me know and
I'll make sure you are taken care of :)

On 10/1/15 7:06 AM, aestetix wrote:
> tl;dr: This event is an opportunity for privacy conscious people to have
> a discussion with governments and corporations.
> For context, it seemed like we needed more discussion with policymakers
> in Europe about the issues around trust and identity. I reached out to
> the organizer of this event and suggested the topic. As a result, there
> is now a third focus topic:
> "Privacy and Identity
> While “better” identities like Facebook’s real names or government
> issued eIDs relieve certain security threats, they are against certain
> privacy principles and result in a shifted risk equation. What are the
> positions, options and best practices for actors in this ecosystem,
> joining different jurisdictions across the Internet?"
> One of the goals here is to open a channel to bridge the quite large
> divide between government/business and privacy, and figure out if there
> are better ways to handle a lot of the issues we're seeing today. The
> "real" names issue is a big one, but there are many others (data
> sharing, lack of accountability, etc).
> Cheers,
> aestetix

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