Category Archives: Privacy

Anonymous credentials in the browser

Identity matters!  In everyday life we present different “faces” to different people according to the social context, e.g. family, personal, and professional. Our online life is the same, and our privacy depends on keeping these different faces compartmentalized. To support … Continue reading

Posted in Browsers, Privacy, Software, W3C | 4 Comments

Machine Interpretable Privacy Policies — A fresh take on P3P

W3C’s Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) was published as a W3C Recommendation in July 2002. It defines a machine interpretable format for websites to express their privacy practices, but failed to live up to its initial promise. One factor behind … Continue reading

Posted in Privacy, W3C | Leave a comment

Privacy Dashboard

Have you ever wondered what information is being collected as you browse the Web? The Privacy Dashboard is a Firefox extension that enables you to see some of the practices that websites are using, e.g. whether they include 3rd party … Continue reading

Posted in Browsers, Privacy, W3C | Leave a comment

New Directions for Privacy and Identity Management

I recently joined the PrimeLife Project which is funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. It aims to bring sustainable privacy and identity management to future networks and services, and builds upon the former Prime Project. Privacy is something … Continue reading

Posted in Privacy, W3C | Leave a comment