Talk:Summit 2011 Working Sessions/Session073

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Thank you for attending! This page is for the session participants to add their ideas and comments.

Please also take a look at the draft FTC response - your input would be very welcome!

Thank you



I was asked to provide the top 3 accomplishments from our session to the summit team. I have suggested:

1) A recognition that OWASP MUST (not should) be active in this space

2) Direct input into OWASP's response to the FTC staff report on consumer privacy

3) A consensus to try to document the drivers, issues, resources and relevant technical approaches


Some suggested headings, but please feel free to add more:

Government policies


  • EU:
  • UK:

Primary data protection authorities:


  • Fair processing
  • Acceptable use/specified purpose
  • Avoid collecting excessive information
  • Data accuracy
  • Data retention period enforcement (& disposal)
  • Protection of data
  • Transfers (inter department, company, country)
  • Tracking consent and withdrawal of consent
  • Provision of consent
  • Use of cookies

Privacy vulnerabilities

Technical approaches


1. Ghostery plug-in Available for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer It scans the page for scripts, pixels, and other elements and notifies the user of the companies whose code is present on the page. These page elements aren't otherwise visible to the user, and often not detailed in the page source code. Ghostery allows users to learn more about these companies and their practices, and block the page elements from loading if the user chooses. Download:

2. Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta: "Do Not Track" Option - Privacy Feature You can check a “Do Not Track” box in the “Advanced” screen of Firefox’s Options. When this option is selected, a header will be sent signaling to websites that you wish to opt-out of online behavioral tracking. You will not notice any difference in your browsing experience until sites and advertisers start responding to the header. See:

3. PrimeLife - Research project funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme Bringing sustainable privacy and identity management to future networks and services See: