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Vision Paper: Enabling Privacy for the Paranoids

Aggarwal, Gagan and Bawa, Mayank and Ganesan, Prasanna and Garcia-Molina, Hector and Kenthapadi, Krishnaram and Mishra, Nina and Motwani, Rajeev and Srivastava, Utkarsh and Thomas, Dilys and Widom, Jennifer and Xu, Ying (2004) Vision Paper: Enabling Privacy for the Paranoids. Technical Report. Stanford InfoLab.


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P3P is a set of standards that allow corporations to declare their privacy policies. Hippocratic Databases have been proposed to implement such policies within a corporation's datastore. From an end-user individual's point of view, both of these rest on an uncomfortable philosophy of trusting corporations to protect his/her privacy. Recent history chronicles several episodes when such trust has been willingly or accidentally violated by corporations facing bankruptcy courts, civil subpoenas or lucrative mergers. We contend that data management solutions for information privacy must restore controls in the individual's hands. We suggest that enabling such control will require a radical re-think on modeling, release/acquisition,and management of personal data.

Item Type:Techreport (Technical Report)
ID Code:769
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:05 Aug 2004 17:00
Last Modified:23 Dec 2008 08:28

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