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== Contact us ==
== Contact us ==
* Primary: Stefan Burgmair
* Primary: [mailto:stefan.burgmair@owasp.org Stefan Burgmair]
* Secondary: [mailto:florian.stahl@owasp.org Florian Stahl]
* Secondary: [mailto:florian.stahl@owasp.org Florian Stahl]

Revision as of 03:43, 20 February 2014


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OWASP Top 10 Privacy Risks Project

OWASP Top 10 Privacy Risks Project aims to develop a top 10 list for privacy risks in web applications because currently there is no such catalog available. The list will cover technological and organizational aspects like missing data encryption or the lack of transparency.


Discussions about how to protect privacy and personal data are ongoing and mostly pushed by lawyers and legal experts. But there is no specific description of privacy risks for web applications that companies can apply during development and for users to check whether their privacy is protected well. There are helpful concepts like Privacy by Design, but no detailed description of real life risks causing incidents and privacy breaches in practice. This project will mitigate this gap and create a Top 10 list with technical and organizational privacy risks in web applications and possible counter-measures.


A detailed description will be provided shortly.


OWASP Top 10 Privacy Risks Project is free to use. It is licensed under the GNU GPL v3 License.

What is the Top 10 Privacy Risks Project?

Description in a nutshell

Contact us

Project Leader

Florian Stahl

Related Projects

Quick Download

  • Link to page/download

News and Events

  • [20 Feb 2014] Project Start

External Links

OECD Privacy Guidelines


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The Top 10 Privacy Risk list is developed by a team of volunteers. The primary contributors to date have been:

  • Florian Stahl
  • Stefan Burgmair


As of February 2014, the priorities are:

  • Collection of interested participants (building a team) - Q1/2014.
  • Draft ideas for top 10-20 privacy risks - Q2/2014.
  • Prioritize/rate and improve the list of Top 10 Privacy Risks until end of 2014 (Version 1.0).
  • Ongoing improvement / re-rating.

Involvement in the development and promotion of the project is actively encouraged! You do not have to be a security or privacy expert in order to contribute. Some of the ways you can help:

  • Answer the questionnaire for identifying and rating the Top 10 privacy list (will be provided soon)
  • Tell your colleagues and friends about the project
  • Provide feedback and input (feel free to contact us)

What does this OWASP project offer you?
What releases are available for this project?
what is this project?
Name: OWASP Top 10 Privacy Risks Project (home page)
Purpose: The OWASP Top 10 Privacy Risks Project provides a top 10 list for privacy risks in web applications and related countermeasures. It covers technological and organizational aspects that focus on real-life risks, not just legal issues. The Project provides tips on how to implement privacy by design in web applications with the aim of helping developers and web application providers to better understand and improve privacy. The list uses the OECD Privacy Guidelines as a framework and can also be used to assess privacy risks associated with specific web applications.
License: Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0
who is working on this project?
Project Leader(s):
  • Florian Stahl @
  • Stefan Burgmair @
how can you learn more?
Project Pamphlet: View
Project Presentation: View
Mailing list: Mailing List Archives
Project Roadmap: View
Key Contacts
  • Contact Florian Stahl @ to contribute to this project
  • Contact Florian Stahl @ to review or sponsor this project
  • Contact the GPC to report a problem or concern about this project or to update information.
current release
Top 10 Privacy Risks v1 - September 2014 (risk list / final, v1.0) & June 2015 (countermeasures / alpha) - (no download available)
Release description: N/A
Rating: Projects/OWASP Top 10 Privacy Risks Project/GPC/Assessment/Top 10 Privacy Risks v1
last reviewed release
Not Yet Reviewed

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