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D2.2: Set of use cases and scenarios

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A central problem of the use of Internet is the storage of personal data in log files and databases. In many cases this is done in accordance with the Directive 95/64/EC basing on consent of the user or for specific purposes such as accounting purposes. A problem arising with this kind of storage of data is linkability and an increased possibility to profile persons. 

Also in many cases it is debatable if a legally effective consent for storage and processing of personal data is given by clicking an "I agree" button on a web page. 

The presented story and the two scenarios show how this situation can be improved using anonymity services or changed processes. Anonymity services can prevent linkability between data stored by an ISP and a different service provider on the Internet. The use of Pseudonym Domains when shopping could establish anonymity as it is usual when shopping in the physical world. And the usage of GUIDs for example in the area of DRM is not always necessary. Most GUID-based systems could operate much more privacy-respecting if user profiles were stored and controlled locally. The effort for changing the process to achieve more privacy compliance in our eyes seems to be acceptable. In addition this could be interesting for the suppliers of the services as well; privacy-respecting products today already have a unique selling proposition in several markets, such as certain types of Identity Management Systems. This could be extended to further markets and products.


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