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The Privacy Imperative

Collaboration in a digital environment is important, but – when it comes to collaborating about one’s personal well-being – there is a critical privacy imperative. Nothing personal on the web is possible without respecting the absolute right of privacy of the individual.

“Opt-in” is the key. Individuals should be able to restrict access of ALL of their personal information to precisely those to whom they elect to provide access.

Examples:

– a doctor who is caring for the patient
– a spouse
– a well-being coach
– a nurse in an assisted living facility
– for a child, the parent

References:
MIT/White House 2014 Meeting
State of the Art in Privacy – Published Paper
Commentary on State of the Art Encryption from 2001
WordPress Privacy Enablers
Wikipedia on TSL and SSL Encryption