Question of privacy with reassigned resources

Eric Brunner-Williams brunner at nic-naa.net
Wed Aug 4 15:08:50 CDT 2010


+1

During the P3P too-and-fro on what constituted PII I lost the argument 
that masking off the last bits constituted acceptable non-disclosure 
of PII.

Additionally, viewing the long/lat of a property where b/w and 
addresses are provisioned as the legal entity which owns the building 
seems odd.

Eric

On 8/4/10 3:46 PM, Paul Ferguson wrote:
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> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 12:42 PM, Steven Bellovin<smb at cs.columbia.edu>
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>> On Aug 4, 2010, at 1:35 17AM, William Herrin wrote:
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>>> On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 7:14 PM, Franck Martin<franck at genius.com>  wrote:
>>>> If it is a business, then accurate address does not seem to me an
>>>> issue, if it is a private address, I think a bit of fuzziness is
>>>> helpful
>>>
>>> An apartment complex/condo/etc is a business which contains private
>>> addresses.
>>>
>>> Do you sell to the residents directly or do you sell to the apartment
>>> complex which then resells to individual residents?
>>>
>>> If the former then you're basically off the hook for anybody who
>>> doesn't get a /29 or larger.
>>>
>>> For the latter, you're providing significant amounts of a public
>>> resource (IP addresses) to a business whose contact information you're
>>> contractually and ethically obligated to reveal. If a particular
>>> complex is worried about publishing their location, they can always
>>> rent a P.O. box. If you're the only one doing the worrying, don't.
>>
>> I strongly disagree -- you're revealing the precise address of any tenant
>> in those buildings.  Don't do that...
>>
>>
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> Chiming in: I would tend to agree with smb on this particular issue --
> that's a bit *too* precise.
>
> - - ferg
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