SPOTLIGHT: Tech initiative to address privacy concerns

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is working with major tech companies including IBM and Novell to create software that will allow Internet users to safely manage their personal data. Organizers of the initiative, which will be officially unveiled later today, say it will allow users to safely share personal, financial and medical information. The system will rely on an "open security" approach that will allow users to designate who is able to access certain information. The project, code named "Higgins," builds on software developed by Boston-based Parity communications. Article