Inverse Privacy

  • Yuri Gurevich ,
  • Efim Hudis ,
  • Jeannette Wing

MSR-TR-2014-100 |

We say that an item of your personal information is private if you have it but nobody else does. It is inversely private if somebody has it but you do not. We analyze the provenance of inverse privacy and argue that technology and appropriate public policy can reduce inverse privacy to a minimum.