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[+agenda] SPURFOWL reporting proposal

From: Mikko Juola <mikko.juola@nextroll.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2020 21:10:03 -0800
Message-Id: <5735DB2A-8CA8-4C0A-92B6-EC746397E3A1@nextroll.com>
To: public-web-adv@w3.org
Hello group.

At NextRoll we’ve cooked a proposal on general reporting called SPURFOWL and we
would like to add it to the agenda for discussion at the next meeting.

This proposal is focused on two key ideas:

  * The browser keeps an uncensored history of events for reporting
purposes (called the “trail store” in the proposal)
  * Running sandboxed JavaScript functions on that history of events.

The motivation behind this is to figure out a generic way to do non-trivial
metrics going forward, without inflicting heavy sacrifices on privacy. It
assumes the implementation of some form of secure multi-party computation
framework.

The proposal is available here with more details:
https://github.com/AdRoll/privacy/blob/main/SPURFOWL.md

The proposal is public and open for comments.

SPURFOWL stands for Sandboxed Private User Reporting Functions Operating Within Limits.

-- 
Mikko Juola
Staff Engineer
mikko.juola@nextroll.com
Received on Thursday, 3 December 2020 05:11:04 UTC

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