A coalition of cryptocurrency companies has endorsed a new principles-based framework aimed at bolstering identity security, trust and access to a shared data Internet, InsideBitcoins reports. The initiative was spearheaded by the institute for Data Driven Design out of the MIT Media Lab, and the resources—called the Windhover Principles—are being implemented on an open source platform, the report states. “The Windhover Principles for Digital Identity and Trust are deeply rooted in the belief that individuals should have control of their digital personal identities and personal data,” an announcement said. “Underlying this core value is the principle of ensuring innovation in trust and privacy.” Meanwhile, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has launched a “Stop the BitLicense” initiative, arguing New York’s proposed Bitcoin rules could threaten privacy rights.
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