W3C Technology and Society Domain Platform for   Privacy Preferences Initiative

W3C Workshop on
Languages for Privacy Policy Negotiation and Semantics-Driven Enforcement

17 and 18 October 2006 -- Ispra/Italy
hosted by the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission


The automatic processing and exchange of personal information is a central part of today's IT landscape, in both government and business contexts. To allow enterprises to control data effectively according to regulations, agreements or privacy policies, design of privacy technologies has to extend beyond user-facing front-ends. Tools have to allow control of the whole privacy value-chain.

The technologies used for privacy control need to be integrated with diverse systems and environments. These environments range from legacy systems to advanced emerging technologies such as service-oriented architectures, web services, and novel web applications and cross-business processes.

This workshop explored a number of technologies that will help to address privacy needs in this context.

For details, see the Call for Participation.

Workshop Status

The program committee has accepted 35 position papers; 17 position papers were presented at the workshop.

The workshop agenda is available and includes links to presentations given and to draft minutes.

W3C Staff has released minutes and a workshop report. For discussion of follow-up work, a mailing list is available.

A big "Thank You" to the program committee, to the speakers, and to all participants who made this two remarkable days.


The workshop was hosted by the Joint Research Center of the European Commission.

Thomas Roessler & Rigo Wenning
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