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responsible disclosure

(An old thought, but hey, responsible disclosure is in the news. Again.)

The phrase responsible disclosure doesn’t have a precise definition. Instead, it can only be understood in terms of its opposite, irresponsible disclosure, which is defined as “any disclosure I don’t like”.

Instead of using a phrase that encodes a value judgment in place of a description, let’s pick a technical term that describes what’s happening: selective disclosure. This phrase is then neatly contrasted with its opposite, full disclosure.

Posted 2014-07-22 16:59:53 by tedu Updated: 2014-07-22 16:59:53
Tagged: security thoughts
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