people: "if it's public you don't have any expectation of privacy" err how about NO

that rule worked offline because when you said something in public in the past there was no record of it. it was *ephemeral*.

and if you said it around strangers who didn't know who you were it was also *anonymous*.

neither of these things can be assumed true in online "public" spaces.

@daskeit That's a big part of why some advocates are drawing a distinction between a right to privacy and a right to obscurity. It maintains the public/private dichotomy while still allowing a measure of protection.

@lrhodes possibly a foolish question, but how does the distinction between privacy and obscurity map to public/private? not sure i understand it properly

@daskeit The idea is that there should be a category of behaviors that aren't private because they take place in public, but also aren't linked to your identity indefinitely. It's similar to the EU "right to be forgotten."

@lrhodes that makes more sense now. sort of like "public, but not on the record". thanks for the explanation!

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