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Re: Landmark PbD Resolution Adopted to Preserve the Future of Privacy

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 09:17:35 +0100
To: Renato Iannella <renato@iannella.it>
Cc: privacy <public-privacy@w3.org>
Message-Id: <201011030917.35559.rigo@w3.org>
Renato, 

you know that I know that you know that the predominant business model on the 
Web is target advertisement which exactly why there is large investment in 
improving targeting and some small research coins investments into privacy. 

So privacy by design is not only about the architecture. E.g. it is a real 
challenge for geolocation applications where most of the challenge is in the 
user interface. 

What Anne Cavoukian does, is to challenge us to figure out what privacy 
actually would mean -taken seriously- while implementing things like browsers, 
while creating web sites etc.. So it is more than just saying web architecture 
should be privacy enabled. I know why you argue for it and we tried the 
constraint framework for the web for the past 10 years without too many 
results. I think we have to start by some islands as that's what people 
understand and willing to accept.

Best, 

Rigo

On Wednesday 03 November 2010 05:22:44 Renato Iannella wrote:
> On 3 Nov 2010, at 01:00, Rigo Wenning wrote:
> > What does "privacy by design"  mean for the Web?
> 
> This is nice, but what actually *is* PbD (yes, I now what it *means*)
> 
> It says that it is an "essential component of fundamental privacy
>  protection"....
> 
> I assume for the web, it means designing Privacy into the Web Architecture
>  first - which is a bit late now!
> 
> I assume the W3C TAG have this all solved ;-)
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Renato Iannella
> http://renato.iannella.it
> 
Received on Wednesday, 3 November 2010 08:18:04 GMT

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