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Re: ACTION [CONTINUES] Provide some data on privacy and context (channeling Mor Naaman) to the wiki

From: Eric Brunner-Williams <ebw@abenaki.wabanaki.net>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 08:56:05 -0500
Message-ID: <4A140BF5.8000001@abenaki.wabanaki.net>
To: Alex Korth <ak@ttbc.de>
CC: Mischa Tuffield <mischa.tuffield@garlik.com>, public-xg-socialweb@w3.org, public-social-web-talk@w3.org
It might be helpful to use the terms we developed in the P3P spec.

Alex Korth wrote:
> Hi All,
> I second that. To me, privacy is about control over one's data. The 
> user wants to be in control over the reach of his data exposed, both, 
> implicitly and explicitly. That implies the exposure of his context, 
> e.g. location, situation, time, device and such.
> Alex
> Mischa Tuffield schrieb:
>> Hello All,
>> Firstly, sorry for getting this sent round so late in the day :)
>> Following on from Christine Perey's email 
>> (http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xg-socialweb/2009May/0051.html) 
>> regarding the breakdown of task forces, it seems to make sense to 
>> combine efforts in the Privacy and Context space? As apposed to 
>> combining context with portability, as suggested below.
>> Given that the context we are interested in looking at is one of a 
>> personal nature and the idea of protecting users from abuse of their 
>> contextual data, do people think that effort should be combined on 
>> these two fronts?
>> The following excerpts have been taken from 
>>  (http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xg-socialweb/2009May/0051.html) 
>> " 2. Privacy and Trust Task Force
>> This task force will explore how specific approaches to ensuring user 
>> and user data privacy and trust can improve the security and reduce 
>> risks of users. This task force is also responsible for the 
>> development of best practices recommendations on privacy in social 
>> networks.  "
>> " 4. Contextual Data Task Force
>> The mission of this task force is to document those principles which 
>> the task force members believe to be the appropriate use & approaches 
>> to control of abuse of contextual data in social networks. One of the 
>> deliverables of this task force is a report mapping the current uses 
>> of context in social networking.  A best practices guide could also 
>> be envisioned, provided that sufficient experience and expertise is 
>> available. "
>> These two seem very similar in nature, and the notion of "controlling 
>> abuse of contextual data" does seems very geared towards maintaining 
>> a user's privacy in a social network.
>> I have also put some placeholder text on the wiki in the 
>> DiscussionTopics [1], under the title "Privacy and Context". I have 
>> attempted to allude to the fact that there is a tension between bring 
>> private in a social network, and that of making use of context, I 
>> hope I have got this point across.
>> Am not sure if what I have put up is suitable, as I am new to these 
>> things, but I hope it helps,
>> Mischa
>> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/socialweb/wiki/DiscussionTopics
>> On 14 May 2009, at 17:23, Harry Halpin wrote:
>>> We had a number of organization suggestions last meeting, and task
>>> forces got wide support. In particular, the two task forces that had
>>> volunteer leaders (I think!) was Karl Dubost for a Privacy Task Force
>>> and Joaquin Salvachua for the Portability Task Force. Each should have
>>> a back-up, any volunteers?
>>> There was also a "context" task force that seemed popular, but no
>>> definite leader. Perhaps for the time being it should be merged with
>>> Portability?
>>> Organizationally, what we want is telecons for the task forces that
>>> have 10-20 people in them, thus giving people time enough to speak and
>>> really get work done. However, what we don't want is telecons that are
>>> unattended or confusing, with extra bureaucracy.
>>> Looking at telecon times from the results of our first telecon poll
>>> [1], it appears that the best time for the task forces to meet is
>>> actually *right* after the main telecon. 14:00 UTC. Thus, remembering
>>> we'll have guest talks biweekly, we could have the privacy task-force
>>> meet right after the whole group meeting, and the portability
>>> task-force meet right after the guest talk.
>>> I think this is the way forward, as it requires no new telecon time
>>> booking, and keeps the time and date of the telecons simple, but
>>> allows people to attend only the telecons they want and keeps group
>>> smaller.
>>> [1] http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/1/socialwebtime/results
>> ___________________________________
>> Mischa Tuffield
>> Email: mischa.tuffield@garlik.com <mailto:mischa.tuffield@garlik.com>
>> Homepage - http://mmt.me.uk/
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