Roger Clarke's Web-Site
© Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, 1995-2019
|Identity Matters||Other Topics||Waltzing Matilda||What's New|
Notes for a Panel on 'What are the key factors that can promote effective use of PETs?' at the The Politics of Surveillance Workshop, University of Ottawa, 10 May 2014
Roger Clarke **
(c) Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, 2014
Available under an AEShareNet licence or a Creative Commons licence.
This document is at http://www.rogerclarke.com/DV/PETPromo-1405.html
The accompanying slide-set is at http://www.rogerclarke.com/DV/PETPromo-1405.pdf
PETs are of many kinds. For example, EPIC's list of privacy tools has about 20 categories.
PETs are innovations. They're interventions in complex environments. They're strange. And they represent change, which is always threatening.
There are bodies of knowledge relating to the diffusion of innovations, to IT adoption, and to IT avoidance. We need to apply that knowledge.
Those bodies of knowledge lead to a set of characteristics of successful innovation. There are further bodies of knowledge relating to those characteristics, particularly usability.
To achieve adoption, innovations need drivers, and have to overcome impediments.
Key Impediments are:
There are few Drivers. The key Driver is:
PETs aren't for everyone.
Particular user segments have particular needs.
A strategy is needed to achieve greater adoption of PETs, with the following elements:
A Working Paper underlying this brief panel statement was prepared with the active involvement of Arash Shaghaghi.
Roger Clarke is Principal of Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, Canberra. He is also a Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre at the University of N.S.W., and a Visiting Professor in the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University. He was invited onto this Panel in his role as Chair of the Australian Privacy Foundation.
The content and infrastructure for these community service pages are provided by Roger Clarke through his consultancy company, Xamax.
From the site's beginnings in August 1994 until February 2009, the infrastructure was provided by the Australian National University. During that time, the site accumulated close to 30 million hits. It passed 60 million in early 2019.
Sponsored by the Gallery, Bunhybee Grasslands, the extended Clarke Family, Knights of the Spatchcock and their drummer
Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd
ACN: 002 360 456
78 Sidaway St, Chapman ACT 2611 AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61 2 6288 6916
Created: 9 May 2014 - Last Amended: 9 May 2014 by Roger Clarke - Site Last Verified: 15 February 2009
This document is at www.rogerclarke.com/DV/PETPromo-1405.html