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Privacy Metrics and Boundaries


  • Pau, L-F.


This paper aims at defining a set of privacy metrics (quantitative and qualitative) in the case of the relation between a privacy protector ,and an information gatherer .The aims with such metrics are: -to allow to assess and compare different user scenarios and their differences; for examples of scenarios see [4]; -to define a notion of privacy boundary, and design it to encompass the set of information, behaviours, actions and processes which the privacy protector can accept to expose to an information gathering under an agreement with said party; everything outside the boundary is not acceptable and justifies not entering into the agreement; -to characterize the contribution of privacy enhancing technologies (PET). A full case is given with the qualitative and quantitative privacy metrics determination and envelope, i.e. a Cisco Inc. privacy agreement.

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  • Pau, L-F., 2005. "Privacy Metrics and Boundaries," ERIM Report Series Research in Management ERS-2005-013-LIS, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), ERIM is the joint research institute of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Handle: RePEc:ems:eureri:1935

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    1. Sicat, Rodrigo S. & Carranza, Emmanuel John M. & Nidumolu, Uday Bhaskar, 2005. "Fuzzy modeling of farmers' knowledge for land suitability classification," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 83(1), pages 49-75, January.
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    case; economics; metrics; privacy; privacy enhancing technologies; set theory;

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    • K19 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Other
    • L63 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Microelectronics; Computers; Communications Equipment
    • L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications
    • M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics

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