Melinda Shore wrote:
On 5/10/12 5:04 AM, Martin Rex wrote:
Peter Sylvester wrote:
On 05/10/2012 11:17 AM, David Morris wrote:
I object to the quantum change in ease of access and persistence of the
information. I see way too much aggregation of personal information and
don't think open-ness is justification for increasing that potential.
I disagree rather strongly. This is an open standards body with an open
process, and I think if we're going to change that it needs to be as a
result of a more general discussion rather than simply chipping away
around the edges.
There has never been a need to actively broadcast these massive amounts
of personally identifiable information (PII), and I haven't seen any
convincing rationale for doing it now.
Whenever dealing with PII the most responsible action is to distribute
it only when a real need has been demonstrated. When publishing information
on the internet, it is not possible to undo it, so it is better to err
on the safe side for PII.