I was going through the whitepaper (I’ve read it in segments, but only recently read the whole thing in one sitting - typical, lol) and had a question with regards to section 5.1 Privacy of Contracts under 5. Future Work. I’ve attached an image so people don’t need to go digging for it.
A question I had briefly thinking about this issue is how something as simple as a screenshot could be accounted for (if at all). I’m sure this is something the team has thought much about already, but I’m curious.
Of course, if there is sensitive information screenshotted and later spread that can be traced back to a particular juror then there are simple remedies. However, there are no shortage of ways to anonymously distribute information so I doubt we’d see a situation this simple.
I could imagine a situation in which a user’s doxx may be revealed in information relevant to the case (i.e., information that can’t simply be redacted when presenting evidence to jurors). If there is sensitive information that the user doesn’t want disclosed (information about their personal life, finances, business, etc.) a juror could use this material as blackmail to extract value from the victim in a way that doesn’t tie him back to any particular juror.
I know of programs like Honorlock that are used in school that disable certain functions of the computer by only allowing you to view content in a certain, monitored window (excuse the poor explanation). Perhaps something analogous could be a potential solution that can be implemented in certain cases by specifying it in the smart contract. I don’t think people (particularly the type of people active and interested in blockchain technology) would be very receptive to this solution though.
I’m interested on the community’s thoughts. There’s a good chance I’m overlooking something that makes this entirely a non-issue. Looking forward to the responses, thanks.