According to a U. Surely that should provide some anonymity. For example, can a physician over a patient's objection reveal a positive test result for an inherited disorder to the patient's children, on the ground that disclosure is necessary to enable the children to protect themselves? Consider the routine use of high resolution cameras available in cell phones and Smartphones and subsequent posting of these pictures to social networking and photo sharing sites.
The End of Anonymity Friedman co-taught a new undergraduate course on the subject of privacy last year; it covered topics ranging from public policy and research ethics to wiretapping and database anonymity.
I'm not a criminal or a terrorist. Citizens take on the role of information machines that feed the techno-bureaucratic complex with our data.
After the September 11th attacks, the US government began to take measures in order to ensure that another attack of that magnitude would never happen again. How will their earlier words be used against them? Civil libertarians are more concerned that the government can easily access electronic communications because the data are centralized, passing through a relatively few servers owned by companies that can legally be forced to allow surveillance without public disclosure.