Developing for Privacy: Civility Frameworks and Technical Design

TitleDeveloping for Privacy: Civility Frameworks and Technical Design
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsAckerman, M. S.
Conference NameTenth Conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy (CFP 2000)
Date PublishedApril 4-7
Publisher ACM
Conference LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
KeywordsBrowsers, Civility frameworks, Data privacy, Meta data, Online front-ends, P3P statements, Privacy critics, Technical design, Trust engines

To be completely effective, current browsers must support privacy critics by opening up their "trust" engines, whereby decisions are made on behalf of the user. However, privacy critics are quite simple to implement (even as client proxies), and therefore their introduction can be easily staged for users. Current research includes the necessary support services for these critics within a user environment and the types of meta data that would usefully augment P3P statements for the user. As an important caveat, this work considers only the current ideological regimes in constructing aids for individuals' privacy. Certainly, other regulatory, technical, and political initiatives are needed for full. privacy protection. Nonetheless, within the present regulatory and political constraints, privacy critics offer important assistance to users.