After the launch of the new iTunes and the brand new music social network, I decided while trying it, to check out the privacy settings, and what kind of HTTP requests are send.
This article is a first attempt to formalize an instance of OneSelf. Provide a first approach on defining such a class and its attributes/methods. Provide a possible implementation of such an object and define usage restrictions and protection.
Such an approach could be (ab)used if we continue to fail to apply strong data confidentiality and true segregation of duties.
Controls within organizations and governments are not adequate. End user education regarding disclosure of personal data is also essential.