With the development of technology, personal information is becoming an increasingly relevant topic. Much of the cryptocurrency industry is of great importance for government funding and privacy. According to Cindy Cohn, however, key companies and regulators can undermine all efforts of the participants. Cohn is the CEO of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or EFF, a non-profit organization for digital rights.
Cohen attended Thursday’s online conference entitled “The Internet: Who Owns Our Data?” “I really think this is the wrong question, and I think the question is who controls your data,” she explained, referring to the headline.
“You already own your data most of the time when it comes to some kind of ownership problem, but often you do not have control over it because at that time you click on most of the services you use. So that is not the case. Important, proper property does not matter if it is or not, if you can give it up. ”
Clickwrap is the term used as a gatekeeper for most modern websites and services. Signing up for a service like Facebook or PayPal requires approval for text pages and pages, and they often consist of confusing legal terms. Disagreement with the stated terms generally means refusing to use the Service or the Website.
Pointing data control as the best description of the current situation, Cohn said:
“Controlling your data means that we can move it beyond a simple data portability agreement, and we can say that there are some situations where your control can not be controlled by you and can not be taken from you. Sometimes this can not happen at all, but it definitely does not. “Through a” click-to-wrap “convention.
Cohen said the improvement may come from changes in existing legal and technological frameworks, as well as various measures taken by large companies.
One of the applicable US laws, called the third party principle, deprives users of the rights to the data provided to the services and websites. Cohn noted that “you have given up constitutional protection for all data not owned by these companies because you transferred it to a third party.”
The IRS recently launched a campaign on the technology behind the Monero Privacy Currency (XMR). The government agency hired Chainalysis and Integra FEC, two cryptanalysis groups, to help them in their efforts.