Information Access Seminar

Reader Privacy and the Flow of Information about Who is Reading What

Friday, October 17, 2014
3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Clifford Lynch

I will return to this topic, which I introduced in the seminar last spring, from a broader perspective, exploring what kinds of data are being collected, who they are being shared with and what this might mean to privacy, authoring, and publishing. This topic has been very much in the news over the last two weeks with the discovery that the most recent edition of Adobe Digital Edition captures and distributes (in the clear, no less) vast amounts of reader data, though the details are still not totally clear.

The seminar will begin with a report and observations from the Conference on Digital Experimentation, held at MIT October 10-11.

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