Network of Excellence in Internet Science

Internet Privacy and Identity, Trust and Reputation Mechanisms

Internet science at #ICANN50

JRA4, 5, 6 leaders are at #ICANN50 discussing future Internet and privacy, with Andres Guadamuz (Sussex) speaking on Internet, free trade and development. See 'Privacy Discussion Hosted by the Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG)'

Giving evidence to the German Parliament NSA inquiry

Last Thursday I gave evidence to the German Parliament's Committee of Inquiry into the NSA surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden. The video of the hearing has now been published:

Keeping Our Secrets? Shaping Internet Technologies for the Public Good

This week I gave the 2014 Oxford London Lecture, on the subject of how privacy and other core social values can be embedded in Internet and related technologies. I concluded with a discussion of the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to this issue, and how we are following this in EINS. You can watch the lecture and view the slides below.

Seminar on the IETF's response to pervasive monitoring

Next month we're delighted to be hosting two senior IETF participants in Oxford for a seminar to discuss the leading Internet standards body's responses to revelations over the last 7 months of pervasive monitoring of Internet communications by intelligence agencies.

Best Presentation Award TRIP 2012

Samir Passi receiving his award from Dr. Ian Brown

Congratulations to Samir Passi from the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) who won the Best Presentation Award for his talk ‘‘Slide to Unlock?’ – Mobile Convergence and Collapsing Contexts’ at the EINS workshop on Internet Trust, Reputation, Identity and Privacy (TRIP 2012).

Privacy, Reputation, and Trust in Social Networks: Results of the JRA5 Questionnaire

In relation to the JRA 5.1.1 deliverable regarding the analysis of privacy, reputation, and trust in online social networks, a questionnaire was sent around to the members of JRA5 on October 2, 2012. In this questionnaire the participants were asked to identify relevant research and future research directions concerning the relationships between privacy and trust, social media technologies, and users.

TRIP 2012 Programme, Lausanne, Switzerland

Workshop on Internet Trust, Reputation, Identity and Privacy (TRIP 2012)
09.30 - 17.00, 4 December, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Please consider participating in a one-day workshop organised by EINS on the topics of Internet Trust, Reputation, Identity and Privacy. Co-located with the Social Informatics 2012 conference in Lausanne it will have a particular focus on multidisciplinary perspectives, bringing together university and industry researchers.

‘Internet, Trust, Reputation, Identity and Privacy’ (TRIP 2012) Workshop

Only a month to go until TRIP 2012. The call for contributions has been closed and the submitted abstracts are currently under review. We are looking forward to a varied workshop with timely topics on trust, reputation, identity and privacy issues. It promises to be an interesting event.

Next week we will be publishing the workshop programme and the registration information. We hope to see you on the 4thof December in Lausanne!


The TRIP Organizing Committee


Amsterdam Privacy Conference presentations

The EINS project was represented at last weeks Amsterdam Privacy Conference by colleagues of JRA5.

After climbing the seemingly never-ending flights of stairs of the Felix Meritis building beautifully located on the Keizersgracht, the audience was treated to a two-hour session on 'Privacy, Identity, Reputation and Trust' chaired by Joris van Hoboken.

You find the presentations by Isolde Sprenkels & Irma van der Ploeg, Ralf de Wolf & Jo Pierson, Anne-Marie Oostveen and Sally Wyatt attached to this blog post.                                                           

W3C Workshop: Do Not Track and Beyond

Over the last year, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been standardizing a Do Not Track signal that users can enable in their Web browser to request that advertisers do not target adverts based on browsing history.