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Cloud Name System, Part 2 – Cloud Privacy By Design

digital_identity2Here is a reply I received to the prior article introducing the ‘Cloud Name System‘ (CNS).

I thought it especially useful to add because it’s kindly provided by one of the inventors of the core standards involved XDI, Drummond Reed:

“I just read your post and I think it’s a good one. “Cloud names” and “cloud numbers” are indeed the market-friendly terms for reassignable and persistent XDI addresses as defined by the XDI Core spec.

Other relevant resources include:

  1. The Big Privacy paper, co-authored by Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian and myself and release on Dec 5th, has a section devoted to cloud names and cloud numbers.

  2. The Respect Network website has a page about Cloud Names.”

cloud privacyThe ‘Big Privacy’ paper is particularly potent, given it combines deep privacy expertise with what in essence could be described as “privacy protocols”, ie. the technical standards that enable you to define who can and can’t access your data, and so forth.

In this new post-PRISM era these are going to become increasingly central to the evolution of the Cloud, and co-authors Anne Cavoukian and Drummond Reed explain how ‘web-scale privacy’ can and will likely be achieved.

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