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PriMo2011 is the First International Workshop on Privacy Management in Mobile Applications and will be held on the 27th of June 2011 in Copenhagen, in conjunction with IFIPTM 2011, the 5th International Conference on Trust Management.
The workshop is endorsed by the PRiMMA project and will provide an exciting opportunity for leading international researchers to discuss and evaluate research approaches and achievements specific to mobile privacy within three key areas: privacy research methods, privacy design solutions and policy-based privacy management.
To find out more, visit the workshop website at http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/PriMo2011/
Organised by the investigators working on the PRiMMA project, this 1-day workshop brought together the various UK research groups working in the area of privacy and mobile applications. The workshop was held on 23 September 2010 at Imperial College London.
The overall workshop was organised into three broad themes, with speakers presenting their ongoing research in short talks under each of these themes. After each set of presentations there was a lively discussion about the privacy and mobile technology issues that arose in the context of the research that was presented.
OU PhD student, Lukasz Jedrzejczyk’s research on usable privacy controls features in a recent New Scientist article. Lukasz’s work is part of the EPSRC funded project on Privacy Rights Management for Mobile Applications (PRiMMA), being carried out in the Department of Computing at the OU. Motivated by the rising use of mobile applications, the project explores the user requirements, usability issues and technology solutions relating to supporting end user privacy when using these applications.
The work reported in the New Scientist relates to a trial of a haptic user interface that allows users …
PRiMMA researcher Blaine Price was interviewed on BBC 3 Counties Radio on Saturday 28 August about a new privacy interface developed for mobile phones by PhD student Lukasz Jedrzejczyk. Listen to the 5 minute interview here.full story »
The recent furore around Facebook’s privacy controls have spawned a number of initiatives for more privacy aware social networking tools. Amongst these, Diaspora has attracted a lot of attention because of its approach of allowing users to keep control of their data in local Diaspora server instances called ‘Seeds’.
From the description on the project blog the design of a seed is very similar to the ‘Privacy Butler’ architecture proposed by the PRiMMA team, and the Personal Data Vault (PDV) idea proposed by researchers at UCLA.
Diaspora taps Facebook privacy concerns to …full story »