Privacy by obfuscation

Possibilities and constraints

Dave Murray-Rust, Kieron O'Hara, Marion Oswald, Max Van Kleek, Nigel Shadbolt

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Abstract

In this position paper, we discuss legal and technical aspects of protecting privacy using Personal Data Management Architectures (PDMAs), which include, but are not limited to Personal Data Stores and Personal Information Management Services. We argue that providing false information on occasion is a common strategy online and offline for people to protect their privacy and determine their representation in the world, and we discuss some empirical findings to that effect. We describe a potential, and technically-feasible, ecosystem of digital practices and technologies to facilitate this practice, and consider what legal frameworks would be required to support it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Economics of Surveillance
Subtitle of host publicationA Web Science Workshop on Critical Exploration of Data Practices, Consumer Rights and the Future of Digital Economies
Place of PublicationOxford
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2015

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Murray-Rust, D., O'Hara, K., Oswald, M., Van Kleek, M., & Shadbolt, N. (2015). Privacy by obfuscation: Possibilities and constraints. In The Economics of Surveillance: A Web Science Workshop on Critical Exploration of Data Practices, Consumer Rights and the Future of Digital Economies Oxford.
Murray-Rust, Dave ; O'Hara, Kieron ; Oswald, Marion ; Van Kleek, Max ; Shadbolt, Nigel. / Privacy by obfuscation : Possibilities and constraints. The Economics of Surveillance: A Web Science Workshop on Critical Exploration of Data Practices, Consumer Rights and the Future of Digital Economies. Oxford, 2015.
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Murray-Rust, D, O'Hara, K, Oswald, M, Van Kleek, M & Shadbolt, N 2015, Privacy by obfuscation: Possibilities and constraints. in The Economics of Surveillance: A Web Science Workshop on Critical Exploration of Data Practices, Consumer Rights and the Future of Digital Economies. Oxford.

Privacy by obfuscation : Possibilities and constraints. / Murray-Rust, Dave; O'Hara, Kieron; Oswald, Marion; Van Kleek, Max; Shadbolt, Nigel.

The Economics of Surveillance: A Web Science Workshop on Critical Exploration of Data Practices, Consumer Rights and the Future of Digital Economies. Oxford, 2015.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper published in a conference proceedingsResearchpeer-review

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Murray-Rust D, O'Hara K, Oswald M, Van Kleek M, Shadbolt N. Privacy by obfuscation: Possibilities and constraints. In The Economics of Surveillance: A Web Science Workshop on Critical Exploration of Data Practices, Consumer Rights and the Future of Digital Economies. Oxford. 2015