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Aug 11, 2014

Just what is metadata, anyway?

Content management consultant Liz Van Dort says there may be a case for storing metadata, but access must be given at the highest level only and a scheme must be put together only by those who truly know what they're talking about.

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3 thoughts on “Just what is metadata, anyway?

  1. Russ

    I’m trying to reconcile “working with metadata for over 12 years” with the reference to “virtual ISP”… Do you mean a VPN? Or a proxy service? Because a ‘virtual ISP’ is a reseller of internet services, not a masking mechanism.

  2. bushby jane

    From what I can gather, the metadata Abbott wants collecting is already available, however as you point out it is easily circumvented. So one can only assume it is a smokescreen for what Abbott really wants which is the other part- this guilty until proven innocent stuff, which is getting not as much airing.

  3. Chris Key

    As I understand it, the spooks will be allowed to use 3rd party computers, without asking, putting on malware and perhaps visiting incriminating sites.

    What value will be the metadata in such cases?

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