With advancing technology personal data is becoming an increasingly relevant topic. Many in the crypto industry You attach great importance to public finance and data protection. However, the best efforts of participants could be undermined by centralized companies and regulators Cindy Cohn. She is the managing director of Electronic Frontier Foundation, o EFF, a non-profit organization focused on digital rights.
Cohn attended a Web Summit panel on Thursday entitled “Internet: Who Owns Our Data?” He pointed to the title and explained: “Actually, I think that’s the wrong question. I think the question is who controls your data.”
“Most of the time, you already own your data in relation to a proprietary version, but often you don’t control it because you click on it at the click point for most of the services you use. It doesn’t matter, the property makes no difference whether it is is there or not if you can just click on it. “
Clickwrap refers to the terms and conditions that act as the gatekeeper to most modern websites and services. In order to sign up for a service like Facebook or PayPal, pages and text pages must be accepted, which often consist of confusing legal language. If you do not accept the generally stated conditions, you will not be able to use the service or the website.
By pointing it out Data control is a better descriptor of the current situation, Cohn said:
“Having control of your data means we can go beyond the scope of a simple clickwrap agreement, and we can say that there are some situations where your control just can’t be removed from you. Sometimes, maybe not, but certainly not with some kind of clickwrap deal. “
Cohn said that The improvement may be due to changes in the current legal and technological framework. as well as various measures of the most important companies.
A current law in the United States The so-called third-party doctrine effectively loses user rights to data provided for services and websites. “With all the non-content-related data that these companies have, you waived your protection of the constitution because you passed it on to third parties,” said Cohn.
The US Internal Revenue Service recently launched crackdown on the technology behind the privacy coin Monero (XMR). The government agency hired Chainalysis and Integra FEC, two cryptanalysis teams, to assist them in their endeavors.