The PIPWatch toolbar: Combining PIPEDA, PETs and market forces through social navigation to enhance privacy protection and compliance

Andrew Clement, David Ley, Terry Costantino, Dan Kurtz, Mike Tissenbaum

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Abstract

This paper describes the prototype development of the PIPWatch toolbar, a software interface device embedded within a web browser designed to enable consumers to easily assess and compare the compliance of on-line businesses with Canadian private-sector privacy legislation - the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. (PIPEDA). It represents a new form of privacy enhancing technology (PET) that employs social navigation techniques to help an on-line community of individuals concerned about the handling of their personal information to build and share a database that tracks the privacy performance and regulatory compliance of websites they visit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society - Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationISTAS '08 - Citizens, Groups, Communities and Information and Communication Technologies
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 24 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society: ISTAS '08 - Citizens, Groups, Communities and Information and Communication Technologies - Fredericton, NB, Canada
Duration: Jun 26 2008Jun 28 2008

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Technology and Society, Proceedings

Other

Other2008 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society: ISTAS '08 - Citizens, Groups, Communities and Information and Communication Technologies
CountryCanada
CityFredericton, NB
Period6/26/086/28/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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