PAW: Privacy in an Ambient World
The objective of the PAW (Privacy in an Ambient World) project is to develop a
privacy protecting architecture that can provide full privacy of the user in an
We take a two-tier approach. To prevent unwanted collection of
data about a user and his actions, techniques from secure computing are
extended to provide private computing. To control the authorised dissemination
of data about a user, licensing techniques similar to those used in digital
rights management are studied. In particular, a private licensing language
and protocols to handle and enforce such licenses will be developed.
Ambient systems are characterised by their low resources and capabilities.
PAW's key challenge is to develop an efficient architecture to implement
our ideas. PAW builds on the results obtained during the
PAW will feature in a joint EU/Senter workshop on privacy to be held on
April 21, 2004 in the Aula of the Delft University. More information
will follow shortly.
The PAW project is funded by the
Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
programme managed by
for a period of four years. It officially
started October 15, 2003.
PAW is additionally supported by funds from
Other businesses that are interested in our work can
contact us as well.
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