Friday, March 13, 2015

Metadata Should Be Better Protected, U.K. Spy Panel Says - Digits - WSJ

A topic covered in depth in Data and Goliath

"Privacy International, a London-based group and frequent critic of U.K. spying techniques, said the metadata should get the same level of oversight as content, and that the bar should be higher than it currently is.

“Taken alone, pieces of metadata may not seem to be of much consequence,” Privacy International spokesman Mike Rispoli said. “However, technological advancements mean that metadata can be analyzed, mined and combined in ways that make it incredibly revelatory. When accessed and analyzed, metadata can create a comprehensive profile of a person’s life.”"
Metadata Should Be Better Protected, U.K. Spy Panel Says - Digits - WSJ
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