Via Christopher Parsons.
Chris has a draft paper analyzing the privacy expectations of using Twitter. While a seemingly absurd concept (everything on Twitter is public, right?), Chris has effectively written an argument pointing out that it isn't a completely off the wall idea. Its worth the read. (And he's someone officially worth watching.)
One point made about our normative expectations of privacy was this:
Anonymity – where individuals enter large groups without providing their identity to engage in self‐reflection in a space free of surveillance and identification.
Is this legally recognized in any facet of Canadian Law? If so, if someone were to "out" an anonymous blogger (a regular occurrence actually) would the formerly anonymous blogger have a reasonable expectation of legal redress for an invasion of privacy? While there are cases where anonymity was not a guaranteed form of protection in cases of defamation and libel, lets assume that the anonymous blogger was the victim of malicious online stalking to reveal their identity.
Aspiring and current legal minds, I open the floor to you.