Internet Governance Glossary

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4.10 Anonymity

Characteristic of an entity whose name is unknown or which does not reveal its name, allowing an entity to use resources without being identified (incognito).

Note:

Provision should be made to respect the wish of certain users who may have a valid reason for not revealing their identity when making statements on the Internet, in order to avoid excessive restriction of their freedom of expression, to promote the freedom of expression and ensure protection against unauthorized online surveillance by public and private entities.