Privacy Server Protocol Project

Internet Systems Laboratory
Robotics Institute and eCommerce Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

 

The Privacy Server Protocol (PSP) project provides research into large-scale distributed and automated negotiations for privacy and the complementary negotiations for digital rights management.  In the paper world, the resulting agreements are essentially non-disclosure agreements.

SLIDES FROM PRIVACY 2001 CONFERENCE  Privacy Science

SLIDES FROM EUROPEAN UNION PRIVACY WORKSHOP 10-2001

SLIDES FROM CMU PRIVACY PANEL 10-16-2001 

ARTICLE   "Privacy and Your Digital Rights : The Struggling Symbiosis of
Technology and Law "

COMBINATORICS STUDY "A Note on Negotiated Agreements on the Internet."

PSP project members are also members of  the W3 P3P APPEL Working Group and the ISTPA  The purpose of this site is solely to engage in open research on the subject of automated negotiation around the use of Internet content.

PSP is an experimental protocol meant initially to extend the P3P and APPEL protocols to 

  1. bilateral and negotiated agreements between client and server using HTTP or HTTPS.
  2. agreements that have scope in time (a start and expiration),
  3. agreements that have scope over digital and non-digital interactions (including mail and phone contacts),
  4. agreements that cannot be repudiated
  5. agreements that can be indexed by the server using server-only Privacy Universal Identifiers (PUIDs).  This is in contrast with the XNS initiative which is using global PUIDs.

PSP is designed to be fully distributed and to require no central authority.  We are offering full source code under the W3 license terms that freely allows any non-commercial or commercial use as long as credit is given as defined in the associated readme.txt file.

If you wish to enter the area of the site where you can download the source code and related papers and presentation material please give provide your name and email address:

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By submitting this data, you agree to the terms of the Source Software License which is the same as the W3 consortium standard source code distribution agreement excepting that the owner of the code is Carnegie Mellon University.  

                       Privacy Statement. 

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Questions or problems regarding this web site should be directed to rht@cs.cmu.edu .
Copyright © 2000 Robert Thibadeau and Carnegie Mellon University.  You may freely quote and use any material here as long as credit is clearly given.