• Privacy and Security in Personal Data Clouds

    The main objective of this study is to identify the different architectures and components of Personal Data Clouds (PDCs) and discuss their privacy and security challenges. Based on an empirical analysis of various applications that fall under, or...

    Published on February 07, 2017
  • On the security, privacy and usability of online seals

    This report analyses the conditions under which online security and privacy seals (OSPS) can be deployed to support users to make an informed trust decision about Web services and their providers with respect to the provided security and privacy...

    Published on December 16, 2013
  • The right to be forgotten - between expectations and practice

    The right to be forgotten is included in the proposed regulation on data protection published by the European Commission in January 2012. The regulation is still to be adopted by the European Parliament for entering into force. The different legal...

    Published on November 20, 2012
  • Privacy considerations of online behavioural tracking

    Internet users are being increasingly tracked and profiled and their personal data are extensively used as currency in exchange for services. It is important that this new reality is better understood by all stakeholders if we are to be able to...

    Published on November 14, 2012
  • Study on monetising privacy. An economic model for pricing personal information

    Do some individuals value their privacy enough to pay a mark-up to an online service provider who protects their information better? How is this related to personalisation of services? This study analyses the monetisation of privacy. ‘Monetizing...

    Published on February 28, 2012
  • Trust and Reputation Models

    Reputation systems are a key success factor of many websites, enabling users and customers to have a better understanding of the information, products and services being provided. However, by using reputation systems, individuals place themselves at...

    Published on December 20, 2011
  • Privacy, Accountability and Trust – Challenges and Opportunities

    In the study, we focus on some of the available technologies and research results addressing privacy and data protection and topics related to, or influencing privacy, such as consent, accountability, trust, tracking and profiling. The objective is...

    Published on February 18, 2011
  • Bittersweet cookies. Some security and privacy considerations

    In this paper, we identify and briefly analyse some of the most common types of cookies in terms of security vulnerabilities and privacy concerns. The purpose of this paper is to highlight some of the security and privacy concerns generated by the...

    Published on February 02, 2011
  • Survey of accountability, trust, consent, tracking, security and privacy mechanisms in online environments

    The study, using a survey, attempts to evaluate which are currently the mechanisms deployed in available online services for accountability, consent, trust, security and privacy. While the finding of this survey cannot be easily extrapolated to all...

    Published on January 31, 2011
  • Smartphones: Information security risks, opportunities and recommendations for users

    The objective of this report is to allow an informed assessment of the information security and privacy risks of using smartphones. Most importantly, we make practical recommendations on how to address these risks. We assess and rank the most...

    Published on December 10, 2010
  • Web 2.0 Security and Privacy

    Along with the report, a survey was conducted of 1500 users from 3 European Countries to collect information on attitudes to Web 2.0 security issues. The main body of this report describes in detail these risks and others, based around a set of...

    Published on December 10, 2008

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