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Intro: Rigo Wenning

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 18:47:26 +0100
To: "public-pling@w3.org" <public-pling@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200712061847.26793.rigo@w3.org>
Let me continue the introduction round: 

I am W3C's privacy activity lead and still responsible for P3P 
maintenance. I am one of the staff contacts to this group together 
with Thomas Roessler. I am also W3C's in house counsel. 

My interests span from automation of legal constraints into computer 
systems (including privacy, DRM, expert systems etc) over governance 
systems (sticky policy paradigm, privacy controls for databases) into 
the security and trust issues inherent to such systems. 

One of the ideas we all had in the P3P Working Group was to allow for 
privacy governance in data warehouses. In fact, in Germany, data 
warehouses where one stocks data for the sake of stocking data with 
no fixed or defined use, is seen as infringing the data protection 
system. But if we can transport the allowed uses and user 
restrictions into the data warehouse, we would fulfill all the 
requirements needed to have data warehouses compliant with european 
data protection legislation. The analyses directed to the warehouse 
would also analyse whether this data can be used for the intended 
purpose. But we realized, that a big part of that dream needed rules 
and an effective rules interchange language. The RIF framework will 
provide some remedies, but it will have to be augmented by semantics 
specific to privacy and data protection. In fact, it takes many 
policy languages from many organizations to get to a working system. 
That's why I'm interested in PLING.



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