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Gyorgy, 2002. Social Research 69(1):239-245

The Tale of Cookies (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
Peter Gyorgy

Social Research: An International Quarterly
Privacy in Post-Communist Europe
Arien Mack, Editor
Andras Sajo
Volume 69, No. 1 (Spring 2002): 239-245

ABSTRACT: The article discusses the freedom of speech and Internet content control. It describes the connection between the judgment on informational privacy and the actual identity of the user and discusses the governance of the Internet. The questions of anonymity, pseudonymity and the various degrees of privacy are connected with the technological fact that no generic system for identification in cyberspace currently exists. It is not possible to absolutely identify an entity or to tell accurately whether an object has a specific characteristic. It explains that the political debate about the costs and benefits of anonymity presuppose that digital transactions cannot be traced.
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