Roland Turner

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Pan-privi-what now?

From time to time over the last several years, ideas have come to mind for blog posts on privacy, freedom, and security, particularly on the Internet. I have therefore been meaning for a while to start a blog on these topics. Recent events have finally given this project impetus enough to commence. The name Panprivicon is a play on Bentham's panopticon and concisely expresses my desire to live in a world where each of us has some measure of control over who knows what about us.

There are at least two overlapping approaches to strengthening individual privacy:

These two areas are the focus of almost all of my paid work, of a significant fraction of my unpaid work, and will likely form the bulk of the contents of this blog.