Jun 172010
 
 June 17, 2010  Online

Mark Ward reports:

Privacy could be enhanced if data was allowed to fade, suggests research.

Dutch researcher Dr Harold van Heerde is looking into ways to gradually “degrade” the information that sites gather about visitors.

Slowly swapping details for more general information can help guard against accidental disclosure, he said.

“There are so many weak points in security that you can never be sure that your data is safe,” said Dr van Heerde.

Read more on BBC.

Update: See the response by Sean Gallagher on Internet Evolution.

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