Every list suffers from bias, but here’s one we believe will be helpful for anyone who wants to learn more about the ever-expanding privacy marketplace. Know a person, place, or resource we missed? Let us know…and thanks.
|People and Places||Resource|
|Alessandro Acquisti Researches the economics of privacy and the behavioral economics of privacy at Carnegie Mellon University||Online Privacy Is A Business Issue (HTML) A short but powerful article from Grossman Law Group arguing that privacy is a core business issue.|
|Identity Woman Industry maven Kaliya Hamlin’s musings on user-centric identity and data sharing.
||The Failure of Online Social Network Privacy Settings (PDF) A Columbia University study concluding that access control policies are notoriously difficult to configure correctly.|
|Norman Sadeh Carnegie Mellon professor and proponent of “privacy by design.”Electronic Privacy Information CenterA leading public-interest group founded in 1994, EPIC is focused on privacy, open government, and free speech.||Personal Data: The Emergence of a New Asset Class (PDF) A seminal paper by the World Economic Forum recognizing that personal data – digital data created by and about people – represents a new economic “asset class,” and granting individuals greater control over their data is necessary to create a balanced personal data ecosystem.|
|Mydex A British non-profit offering citizens a “personal data store” to better manage interactions with merchants and government agencies.||Online Advertising, Behavioral Targeting, and Privacy (HTML) ACM article that foreshadows the potential impact of opt-out in the U.S. and underscores the transient value of targeting data vs. profile data.|
|Project Higgins An open-source identity framework designed to integrate identity, profile, and social relationship information across multiple sites, applications and devices.||Privacy on the Data Web (HTML) ACM Viewpoint on data ownership on the Web. But it also suggests that the real issue is not ownership, or even security, but privacy.|
|The Locker Project An open-source development effort designed to give people ownership over their personal data and clear control over how it’s protected and shared.
||Predicting Social Security Numbers from Public Data (PDF) By Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon. What level of re-identification risk is acceptable? How does it compare with the perceived benefit? A key paper by a leading researcher.|
|Pogo Was Right Privacy news from around the world and a leading source of information about data breaches.
||Adaptive Privacy Management for Distributed Systems (PDF) A PhD thesis from 2000 proposing a set of requirements for adaptive privacy management and the design and implementation of a middleware to enable intentional sharing of personal information in networked computing environments.|