Proposal: Personal Data Encryption (maybe SoC?)
Jim at mcdee.net
Tue Mar 20 02:04:01 CET 2007
Clare Johnstone wrote:
> On 3/20/07, Jim McDonald <Jim at mcdee.net> wrote:
>> continually asking the user to decide which data is to be encrypted and
>> which not.
> There is the concept of "folders" which could be used :)
True, but that's just another choice to be made when storing the data
plus of course you have filesystem folders, arbitrary categorisation
through tags, automatic classification depending on the type of data
etc. so there are lots of concepts that can be used, and each one is a
potential set of confusion ("I tagged the data as 'sensitive' but the
system didn't encrypt it because I accidentally put it in the 'public'
I just think that this is a good example where having an all-or-nothing
approach is preferable to fine-grained control, as the benefits are
minimal compared to the complexity for development and day-to-day effort
for end-users that have to use such a system.
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