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|Daily Digest: April 22, 2010|| |
|Email, Messaging & Collaboration|
We've argued that most of us will end up storing almost all digital information indefinitely, because:
On the other hand, preserving privacy is an excellent reason to delete information. For example, a bank might wish to retain confidential information on a customer only so long as is necessary, because otherwise that information might later leak out, for example via a disaffected employee.
Software analyst Curt Monash recently argued that rather than pass laws that require that information be deleted, laws should instead prohibit certain types of use of stored information:
To learn more about Curt's views, see this short essay. He's probably right. An invitation-only conference to explore the idea further will take place in October 2010, at Stanford University, California. Your current interlocutor is fortunate in that he's been invited. This is an important issue and he plans to attend.
... David Ferris
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