Anonymity, Human Rights and Internet Protocols

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Authors St├ęphane Bortzmeyer  , Niels ten Oever 
Last updated 2018-02-09
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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.


St├ęphane Bortzmeyer (
Niels ten Oever (

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