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Privacy metrics and boundaries

By Louis-François Pau


This paper aims at defining a set of privacy metrics (quantitative and qualitative) in the case of the relation between a privacy protector ,and an information gatherer .The aims with such metrics are : -to allow to assess and compare different user scenarios and their differences ;for examples of scenarios see [4]; -to define a notion of privacy boundary, and design it to encompass the set of information , behaviours , actions and processes which the privacy protector can accept to expose to an information gathering under an agreement with said party ; everything outside the boundary is not acceptable and justifies not entering into the agreement ; -to characterize the contribution of privacy enhancing technologies (PET). A full case is given with the qualitative and quantitative privacy metrics determination and envelope, i.e. a Cisco Inc. privacy agreement.

Topics: D18 - Consumer Protection, L84 - Personal, Professional, and Business Services, D82 - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design, F19 - Other, C89 - Other, D03 - Behavioral Economics; Underlying Principles, A13 - Relation of Economics to Social Values, L86 - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software, D01 - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles
Year: 2007
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