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Anonymity, Human Rights and Internet Protocols

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (hrpc RG)
Expired & archived
Authors Stéphane Bortzmeyer , Niels ten Oever
Last updated 2018-08-27 (Latest revision 2018-02-23)
Replaces draft-tenoever-hrpc-anonymity
RFC stream Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream IRTF state (None)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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IESG IESG state Expired
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Anonymity is less discussed in the IETF than for instance security [RFC3552] or privacy [RFC6973]. This can be attributed to the fact anonymity is a hard technical problem or that anonymizing user data is not of specific market interest. It remains a fact that 'most internet users would like to be anonymous online at least occasionally' [Pew]. This document aims to break down the different meanings and implications of anonymity on a mediated computer network.


Stéphane Bortzmeyer
Niels ten Oever

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