Alan F. Westin

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From the earliest days of the American Republic, our legal and political system has been devoted to placing limits on the powers of surveillance that authorities can conduct over the lives of individuals and private groups. This tradition of limiting surveillance goes back to a stream of development in Western history t h a t begins at least as early as the(More)
The radioisotope 203Hg is used in university toxicology research experiments. When our commercial vendor ceased the production of the high specific activity 203Hg we required, an alternative source was sought. Other commercial sources were investigated without success leaving the synthesis of this radioisotope to us. This paper outlines the method we used(More)
The mobile Internet is a fast growing technology that introduces new privacy risks. We argue that, since privacy legislation alone is not sufficient to protect the user’s privacy, technical solutions to enhance informational privacy of individuals are also needed. This paper introduces mCrowds, a privacy-enhancing technology that combines the concept of a(More)
Information security policies play an important role in achieving information security. Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability are classic information security goals attained by enforcing appropriate security policies. Workflow Management Systems (WfMSs) also benefit from inclusion of these policies to maintain the security of business-critical data.(More)
Regulation and consumer backlash is forcing many organisations to re-evaluate the way they handle personal information (PII). As a first step in managing their personal information enterprises are implementing privacy logging and reporting that allows them to identify when personal information has been accessed, by whom, and for what purpose. This paper(More)
Alan Westin’s well-known and often-used privacy segmentation fails to describe privacy markets or consumer choices accurately. The segmentation divides survey respondents into “privacy fundamentalists,” “privacy pragmatists,” and the “privacy unconcerned.” It describes the average consumer as a “privacy pragmatist” who influences market offerings by(More)