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“I Never Said That”—A Response to Cavoukian et al.


January 15, 2014

In response to a Privacy Perspectives post and announcement of a whitepaper from last week, author and Oxford University Internet Governance Prof. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger writes that “assumptions” made by Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian et al. “are not borne out in fact.” Mayer-Schönberger adds, “I very much appreciate a robust debate about the future of how we best protect information privacy … But without knowing exactly what I said, the whitepaper may respond to a straw man’s argument and thus offer much reduced value.” In this new Privacy Perspectives installment, Mayer-Schönberger aims to offer readers “the opportunity to appreciate what I actually said…”
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