Data Terms of Use

Data Terms of Use

As environments become more decentralised, the roles and mechanisms of control must fundamentally change from those designed to work in centralised environments, where there is a singular locus of control and entity that can perform enforcement.

This project looks at the emerging field of decentralised control of data. The Privacy Policy languages work looks at Semantic Web technologies and their applicability to expression and enforcement of data handling preferences, including deontic vocabularies and inference mechanisms.

The Data Terms of Use project looks at establishing a broader scope of control: that which enables people to express not only data handling preferences but also social protocols of how they want their data to be interpreted, the contexts in which use of hte data are appropriate, and social expectations around the data.

Publications
Zhao, J., Binns R., Van Kleek M., & Shadbolt N. (2016).  Privacy Languages: Are We There Yet to Enable User Controls?. Proceedings of the 25th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web. 799–806.