[License-review] For approval: The Cryptographic Autonomy License (Beta 4)

VanL van.lindberg at gmail.com
Sat Feb 15 21:47:02 UTC 2020

If you do, I am happy to be a resource.

Van Lindberg
van.lindberg at gmail.com
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On Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 2:23 PM Josh Berkus <josh at berkus.org> wrote:

> On 2/14/20 4:24 PM, Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> > I realize this is moot with the OSI board recommending approval (or did
> > they approve?), but I'm not persuaded by what was written at that link
> > (starting with "GDPR is about privacy, not data" - the "D" is literally
> > "Data" and the P is not "Privacy"). I'm not a GDPR expert by any
> > stretch, but found in other discussions that making self-sovereign
> > identity systems GDPR-compatible to involve several layers of
> > non-trivial issues. Issues such as the fact that any particular bit of
> > data is rarely about just one person, and more often than not about two
> > people; hashed/encrypted data can also be PII; and that there are
> > reasonable exceptions where data can't be shared or deleted upon request
> > that are not machine-parseable situations (such as "valid business
> > reason"). GDPR's impact is also still evolving as enforcement actions
> > establish a track record for how it will be enforced and accepted by
> > judges on broad or narrow interpretive bases. It's a ton of complexity -
> > but all of which I find myself arguing on the side of being an
> > unavoidable part of the ethics of dealing with data about other people.
> Hmmm.  I know a law student who is writing a paper on GDPR for school;
> I'll see if I can interest her in taking on CAL vs. GDPR as a law paper.
> --
> Josh Berkus
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