Announcing: Harper’s Law

by on May 23, 2007 · 6 comments

Mine is a simple – dumb, even – adaptation of Metcalfe’s Law.

“The security and privacy risks increase proportionally to the square of the number of users of the data.” – first quoted in this eWeek article about the electronic employment verification system included in the current immigration bill.

I actually suspect that Briscoe’s et al’s refinement of Metcalfe’s law is more accurate, but that’s just so complicated.

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