Network of Excellence in Internet Science

Workshop on technical standards and privacy by design

Technical standards and privacy by design
A half-day Internet Science workshop at the University of Oslo
Tuesday 21 August
Lucien Mehl's room, 4th floor, Domus Nova building, Karl Johans gate 47, Oslo []

Regulators in Europe, North America and elsewhere have high hopes for new technical standards to protect user privacy. Online advertisers have agreed to respect a "do not track" setting in Web browsers, while the EU's proposed Data Protection Regulation would allow the European Commission to set standards requiring companies to take account of "developments in technology and solutions for privacy by design and data protection by default."

Is this approach likely to be effective? How can efficient and enforceable standards and rules be set, without stifling online innovation? What lessons can be learnt from previous efforts such as the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P)?

Please join our panel of distinguished international speakers to discuss these key questions for the Internet economy of the next decade.

12.15pm Prof Joanna Kuleszca (University of Lodz) - International Internet Law
Sandwich lunch provided
2.00pm Prof Andrea Matywyshyn (Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania) - Privacy by contract, the first amendment, and the US Privacy Bill of Rights
2.45pm Prof Michael Froomkin (University of Miami School of Law) - P3P: lessons learnt for privacy standards
3.30pm Tea/coffee
3.45pm Prof Milton Mueller (Syracuse University School of Information Studies) - Deep packet inspection, technical configurations and privacy
4.30pm Dr Gisle Hannemyr (Institute for Informatics, University of Oslo) - The Do Not Track initiative at the World Wide Web Consortium
5.15pm Close