ETH Zurich :
Computer Science :
Pervasive Computing :
Distributed Systems :
Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P)
A Research Project in Cooperation with the Distributed Systems Group
Security and Privacy will be of prime concern in a world of highly
interconnected, autonomous smart devices that will eventually permeate our
everyday lives, effectively placing us under constant surveillance. This
prompts the needs for a privacy-aware infrastructure that is able to keep track
of any ongoing data exchange, while providing the user with a single powerful
interface to selectively manage such collected personal information. Under the
auspices of the World Wide Web Consortium
(W3C), our group participates in the creation of P3P (The Platform for Privacy Preferences
Project), an emerging world-wide standard for defining data collection
practices in a machine-readable manner, which can then be automatically
compared to the individual privacy preferences of the user.
While P3P 1.0 is targeted towards Web
privacy, work is already underway to broaden the scope of P3P to include for
example also Web services. In our group we are particularly interested in
applying P3P to ubiquitous computing environments. Using a trusted personal
device, sensitive information can be exchanged with the environment only if the
recipient matches the user's privacy preferences.
This project ended in April 2002.
See the Publications of the Distributed Systems Group page for a full listing of our publications.
- Lorrie Cranor, Marc Langheinrich, Massimo Marchiori, Joseph Reagle
The Platform for Privacy Preferences 1.0 (P3P1.0) Specification.
W3C Recommendation, April 16, 2002
BibTeX. See also: http://www.w3.org/TR/P3P/
- Marc Langheinrich, Lorrie Cranor, Massimo Marchiori
APPEL: A P3P Preference Exchange Language.
W3C Working Draft, April 15, 2002
BibTeX. See also: http://www.w3.org/TR/P3P-preferences/
- Marc Langheinrich
P3P – Ein neuer Standard für Datenschutz im Internet.
digma – Zeitschrift für Datenrecht und Informationssicherheit, Vol. 1, Schulthess Verlag, pp. 32-34, April 2001
Abstract, BibTeX, Paper (.pdf)
Related Student Projects
The following table lists corresponding student projects in our group. Note that some descriptions will be in German.