understanding the importance and impact of anonymity and authentication in a networked society
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May 24-25, 28-29 2007
Bologna, Italy



Carole Lucock and Ian Kerr outside the ALMA Graduate School, Villa Guastavillani 
On May 24-25, several On the Identity Trail researchers and students participated in an International Workshop on Anonymity at the ALMA Graduate School in Bologna, Italy.  The workshop was jointly organized by a research group at the University of Bologna led by Giusella Finocchiaro, the University of Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society, and On the Identity Trail

The workshop began with presentations by Giusella Finocchiaro (Italy), Bert-Jaap Koops (Netherlands) and On the Identity Trail’s Carole Lucock (Canada) on the ‘right’ anonymity in three jurisdictions, in preparation for the comparison in the ID Trail book.  The remainder of the workshop comprised of individual paper presentations, followed by discussion.

  Workshop  session  in the backyard of the Villa.


Jason Millar and Jeremy Clark enjoy the coffee break in the Villa's  Grotto. 


The state-of-the-art on anonymity from an IT perspective
Francesco Bonchi, Institute of Information Science and Technologies, Institute of Italian National Research Council

Biometrifying the border
Shoshana Magnet, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Institute of Communication Research

Identity, genetics and ICTs
Eva Asscher & Han Somsen, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society

Few notes on the legal notion of anonymity
Enrico Pelino, Studio Legale Finocchiaro & University of Bologna

Anonymity in virtual communities
Bert-Jaap Koops, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society

The nature and value of privacy
Steve Davis & David Matheson, Department of Philosophy, Carleton University

Privacy: complications of the common conception
Anton Vedder, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society

Jeremy Bentham on the need for identification by governments
Paul de Hert, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society; Free University Brussels, Faculty of Law

Right to remain anonymous and criminal law: is it a right needing a protection or a threat for the law enforcement?
Davide Tassinari, University of Bologna

The workshop concluded with a presentation by Francesco Pizzetti, President of the Italian Data Protection Authority.

George Tomlinson and Marsha Hanen at the dinner hosted by the Bologna group.
Following the international workshop, On the Identity Trail held an internal workshop on May 28-29, at the Hotel Corona D’Oro in Bologna.  The internal workshop was dedicated to the discussion of draft papers for the ID Trail project’s final publication.  On the Identity Trail researchers participating in the workshop included: Jane Bailey, Jacquelyn Burkell, Rob Carey, Jennifer Chandler, Steven Davis, Daphne Gilbert, Marsha Hanen, George Tomlinson, Ian Kerr, Philippa Lawson, Mary O’Donoghue, David Matheson, Stephanie Perrin and Valerie Steeves.  Students participating in the workshop were: Jeremy Clark, Angela Long, Carole Lucock, Shoshana Magnet, Jena McGill, Jason Millar and Anne Uteck.  The students were selected to participate in the workshop through a competitive process in which students submitted abstracts that were reviewed and assessed by a five-person panel.   Also participating in the workshop were A. Michael Froomkin, Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law, and Charles Raab, Professor in Government at the University of Edinburgh School of Social & Political Studies. 
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The goal of the workshop was to help researchers and students develop their book chapters by receiving input from a number of readers from different disciplines who have taken time and care to review and consider their ideas.  The two-day workshop comprised of sessions at which small groups of 5-6 people discussed one person's paper.  The composition of these groups was designed to facilitate inter-disciplinary feedback for each paper, to maximize opportunities to work with different people over the course of the two days and to accommodate individual interests.  At these sessions the person whose paper is being reviewed was responsible for leading the session, ensuring that they received the kind of feedback they were seeking.

The workshop also included a session to discuss each section of the final publication.  This session provided an opportunity for discussion of the other papers in participants’ respective book sections, so that each person who is contributing a piece to the section of the book had a stronger sense of what others are contributing, thus assisting in making each section of the book more internally cohesive. 


Privacy, Identity and Pornography:  Contested Feminisms and Webcamming
Jane Bailey

Concealment and Transparency in the Web 2.0 Age
Jacquelyn Burkell & Rob Carey

Privacy and the Pursuit of Security: A Zero-Sum Game?
Jennifer Chandler

On Controlling IP Address Dissemination using Digital Credentials in Mix Networks
Jeremy Clark

Identity Theft: A Conceptual Analysis
Steven Davis

Identity Cards and Identity Romanticism

A. Michael Froomkin

The Canadian Constitutional "Penumbra": Privacy, Human Dignity and Gendered (Dis)ability Discrimination
Daphne Gilbert

Genetic Technologies and Medicine: Some Issues and Consequences & Genetic Technology
Marsha Hanen

Medicine: from Mendel to Watson and Crick to the Human Genome project and beyond
George Tomlinson

New Identifiers For Victims of Abuse
Ian Kerr

Approaches to Consent in Canadian Data Protection Law
Philippa Lawson & Mary O’Donoghue

Implanting Dignity: Considering the Use of RFID for Tracking Human Beings
Angela Long

Personal Names, Identification and Identity
Carole Lucock

Bio-Benefits: Technologies of Criminalization, Biometrics and the Welfare System

Shoshana Magnet

Dignity and Selective Self-presentation
David Matheson

Making Women’s Lives Inviolable: Redeeming Privacy for Battered Women under Section 7 of the Charter
Jena McGill

Core Privacy and a Problem With Data Mining
Jason Millar

Security and Privacy Standards: The daily chore of implementing legal privacy rights
Stephanie Perrin

Identity: Difference and Catergorisation
Charles Raab

Reclaiming the Social Value of Privacy
Val Steeves

Anywhere, Anytime: Surveillance & Spatial Privacy In Our Everyday Lives
Anne Uteck







Daphne Gilbert and Jena McGill at the team dinner at Restaurant Da Cesari








Ian Kerr and Anne Uteck enjoy the first of three desserts at E' Cucina
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