[langsec-discuss] PII?

Robert Graham robert_david_graham at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 8 00:48:13 UTC 2014

In some cases, some things are explicitly mentioned in laws, such as credit card numbers. Other things are more vague. For example, Aron Swartz was indicted for identity fraud for spoofing a MAC address.

On Friday, November 7, 2014 4:49 PM, David Fetter <david at fetter.org> wrote:


While there is such a thing as legal definitions of personally
identifiable information, is the idea that this division exists, i.e.
that information can be identified in a context-free way as implying
other information, while other information cannot, even plausible?

My information theoretic background is pretty close to nonexistent,
but my intuition says no.

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