This Thursday I will be speaking on a panel discussing "Blogging and Privacy" at the 2006 Computers, Freedom & Privacy conference in Washington, D.C. As described in the program, the panel will discuss the following:
Blogs make it possible for individuals to reach a greater audience than perhaps any other medium. While a pseudonym offers a person the protection to publish thoughts he otherwise wouldn't, the consequences of blogging through an alter ego can be devastating when his true identity is revealed. Panel participants will discuss the impact pseudonymous blogging has on one's life, the benefits and drawbacks of using a second persona to communicate with the world, and whether it is truly possible to blog anonymously.
Others on the panel will include David Lat of UTR & Wonkette, and Kurt Opsahl of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Although not listed on the website, I believe Jessica Cutler of Washingtonienne fame will be a panelist as well.
UPDATE: Alas, Jessica Cutler will not be on the panel after all.