Spontaneous Privacy Policy Negotiations in Pervasive Environments

  • Sören Preibusch
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-76890-6_7

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4806)
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Preibusch S. (2007) Spontaneous Privacy Policy Negotiations in Pervasive Environments. In: Meersman R., Tari Z., Herrero P. (eds) On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2007: OTM 2007 Workshops. OTM 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4806. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


Privacy issues are a major burden for the acceptance of pervasive applications. They may ultimately result in the rejection of new services despite their functional benefits. Especially excessive data collection scares the potential user away. Privacy Negotiations restore respect for the user’s privacy preferences because the kind and amount of personal data to be disclosed is settled individually. This paper outlines the advantages of negotiable privacy policies for both the user and the service provider. Special requirements for the implementation of privacy policy negotiations in pervasive environments are discussed, notably ease-of-use. Having sketched how individualized privacy policies can be realized within the privacy policy language P3P, two case-studies illustrate how the negotiation can be integrated seamlessly in existing usage patterns to enhance privacy: first, for mobile interactions in urban spaces, and second, for social network sites.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sören Preibusch
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  1. 1.German Institute for Economic Research, Mohrenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin 

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