Chapter seven Protection of privacy on the web

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Chapter 107 Protection of Privacy on the Web 1. Most people are concerned about online privacy but may not be aware of the various ways that their personal information is collected during routine Web browsing. 2. We review the types of personal information that may be collected voluntarily or involuntarily through the Web browser or disclosed by a Web server. 3. We present a taxonomy of regulatory and technological approaches to protect privacy. 4. All approaches to date have only been partial solutions. 5. By its nature , the Web was designed to be an open system to facilitate data sharing, and hence Web privacy continues to be a challenging problem. 6. Clearly there are different types of personal information, with varying degrees of sensitivity. 7. Personal data can be classified further into anonymous information (which can not be traceable to a specific person); personally identifiable information; or private information. 8. Information can be anonymized by “scrubbing” any identifying aspects or by aggregating multiple records into a single record.
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  • Fall '13
  • MichelleBarnes
  • World Wide Web, Hypertext Transfer Protocol, Personally identifiable information, private information, user agent string

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