Discreet Log #31: Privacy is Consent

20 May 2022

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Welcome to Discreet Log 31!

We are well into Open Privacy’s 2022 fundraising drive! We’ve gotten some wonderful new supporters, but currently not enough to support all our staff continuing on through the year. We’re still looking at how we can keep pursuing our goals with reduced capacity.

Please consider donating or volunteering to help us continue our research and development of surveillance resistant software.



Donations of $50 or more can claim a limited edition Privacy is Consent t-shirt as a thank-you gift! By popular request, these black tshirts use high quality screen-printing done locally in Vancouver. Available in both unisex and fitted sizes.

We will be sending the order to the printers at the end of the month and shipping out the t-shirts later this Summer!

Don’t miss out! Get your donation and pre-order in by 27th May to reserve your t-shirt!


Upcoming Talk: From Consentful Design to Decentralization

Our Director of Engineering, Dan Ballard, is giving a talk at the upcoming Privacy Engineer Conference on the 8th June.

Abstract:

Privacy is consent. Humans have basic and inalienable rights including to privacy which should not be infringed upon without consent and understanding. Relying on laws to protect your data presents some risks as laws can be changed and in this currently very cloud-centric world, data travels through a lot of jurisdictions, some of which may be less respectful than users would wish. To protect user data in a way we can have long term trust in, data must be protected by IT systems themselves, by design, unbreakably. This is a tall order that has many complexities and is often at odds with other design principals. In this talk we will walk through some of the design principals we at Open Privacy rely on and that you should consider incorporating into your software design practices from the start to ensure and protect user privacy. These include Consentful Design, Trustless Archtecture, Local First Design, and Distributed/Decentralized Design.


Upcoming Panel: “Privacy in the Next Gen Internet” - Thursday, May 26 at 10am PT

Dan will also be on an upcoming panel about Privacy in the Next Gen Internet as part of the Human Rights & Web3 for Activists Salon series.


Stickers and T-shirts!


Donations of $5 or more receive stickers as a thank-you gift, and $25 or more gets you one of our new sticker sheets! To celebrate our 4th anniversary, we’ll even count cumulative pledges since November 2021 to our Patreon.

Donations of $50 or more can claim a limited edition Privacy is Consent t-shirt as a thank-you gift! By popular request, these black tshirts use high quality screen-printing done locally in Vancouver. Available in both unisex and fitted sizes.

For more information about donating to Open Privacy and claiming a thank you gift please visit our Donate page.

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Stickers!

Donations of $5 or more receive stickers as a thank-you gift, and $25 or more gets you one of our new sticker sheets! To celebrate our 4th anniversary, we'll even count cumulative pledges since November 2021 to our Patreon.


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