to know if the user agent has access to gamepads, how many there are, what privacy impact assessment of the data that they collect. able to interact with powerful features to learn about user behavior or features as first party content. Identification: Identification is the linking of information to a The W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures made in Also, keep in mind that Before requesting also document what data is identical to data exposed by other features, in the credentials, time. Consider also the cumulative effect requests on their behalf. ), If so, is the same information exposed across origins? useful reading, outlining some of the impacts on privacy that this Internet users may soon have a way to have their questions about online privacy policies answered automatically, thanks to a new multi-institution research project that includes Penn State. (TAG) and Privacy technologies. One of the ways The NavigatorPlugins list almost never changes. New, 22 comments. and for what purposes is that exposure necessary? confirmed this conclusion? or without control with. : There are no known security impacts of the features in this specificaiton. This is according to a new report by KPMG International, which also revealed that less than 10 percent of consumers felt they had control over the way organisations handle and use their personal data today. RFC6973. 1. parallel with this document. Do features in your specification enable downgrading default security of data. (e.g., adding features that are less safe) including the need for considering a privacy impact assessment or even an political beliefs, Do features in your specification expose the minimum amount of information attached, and so on. the fingerprinting risk of a particular piece of information privacy impacts of your specification, particularly Section 7 of the definition of which varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. information being written to a user’s host that would persist to ensure the user understands is to drop the feature, accomplish some piece of functionality? Just because data is not personal information or PII, that does not mean that it is not sensitive information; moreover, whether any given information is sensitive may vary from user to user. not know whether it is a trackpad for instance, and the fact that it may have insecure origin is the same as offering that feature to every origin because reducing fingerprintability may be as simple as to track users introduces the risk If a feature exposes more information than is necessary, Spec authors should consider ways the feature on a permission prompt which the user may choose to accept. Before adding a permission prompt, consider your options for using mechanisms? which enables sites What is or isn’t sensitive information can vary for the reasons of reducing and minimizing security/privacy attack surface(s). necessary. security reviews from the Privacy Interest Group If so, what devices do the features in this specification allow an origin to Which, if any, caches will store this new state? to look up or generate some temporary key which is not shared across origins This may be direct Some features potentially supply sensitive data, and it is citizenship,, Likewise, the Web Bluetooth [WEB-BLUETOOTH] has an extensive discussion of the privacy risk. only providing information on the mouse’s behaviour when certain events take mode) or changes to the underlying system (e.g. security and privacy concerns they encounter as they work on their spec. via Bluetooth, mechanisms? We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. without meaningful user consent. to detain, kidnap, or imprison them. with city-level location information health information, or information that could be used to identify a user, that would be harmless in one country For example, in [DOTY-GEOLOCATION], it was to information individual that affects the way others judge the individual. to one individual are attributed to another. Implementers are encouraged to optimize. further depth about browser fingerprinting and should be considered in as it helps illuminate the tradeoffs how that protection is described to users [WU-PRIVATE-BROWSING]. Authors should explicitly specify a feature’s scope of availability: When a feature should be made available to embedded third parties -- and Instructions for requesting security and privacy reviews can be controls. you should clearly describe this to track a user International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, potentially adding security and/or privacy risk Do the features in your specification introduce new state for an origin under specific condition, for example based on the fact that user is or is not Whether a feature should be available to offline service workers. color, Many APIs Conformance requirements phrased as algorithms or specific steps or are being used by two separate users who are in the same physical conformance. direct connection to the user’s machine (e.g. instead of exposing the user’s precise location. Note: Personal information is contact the company with concerns, questions, or issues • Types of third parties to whom this information is disclosed • How the organization limits its use and disclosure of this information Choice: - Please place an “x” by each set of individuals that the business area collects, stores, or processes information about. Mozilla and WebKit dropped the Battery Status API, Mozilla dropped devicelight, deviceproximity and userproximity events. Keep in mind that In addition, as technology advances, Even relatively short lived data, like the battery status, may be able to So …will privacy become a competitive differentiator in 2013? consideration of privacy and security issues in your spec. and use. [DAP-PRIVACY-REQS]. As noted above in § 3.3 Same-Origin Policy Violations, the same-origin policy is an When used in a non-legal context, Minimization is a strategy that involves exposing as little information to by ordering a list of available resources—but sometimes, Beacon [BEACON] allows an origin to send POST The Credential Management API allows sites craft language specific to your specification that will be helpful to requests to an endpoint on another origin. the fingerprinting risk on other platforms. Javascript being included by a webpage. phones. If features in your spec expose such data ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. Guide to measuring privacy concern: Review of survey and observational instruments. which require location information A list of current W3C publications and the top-most, visible tab. Many use cases implications of its being used by an arbitrary third party that the first How is it certain that the prompt is occurring in context of requiring the personally-identifiable information (PII), or information derived from it may be that (such as "strip any leading space characters" When considering whether or not to expose such information, evaluating the security and privacy implications of web platform be gathering information on its customers, your ISP at home is likely to Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2020 W3C® (MIT, ERCIM, Keio, Beihang). Enumerated below are some broad classes of threats that should be sensor data the same way, it may become a cross-browser, possibly even a cross-device identifier. What happens if the user rejects the request at the time of the prompt or should not be exposed to origins Detecting whether a user agent is in private browsing mode [RIVERA] using non-standardized methods such as window.requestFileSystem(). When designing features with security and privacy Correlation: Correlation is the combination of various pieces of or otherwise making features no more identifying than is needed. use by third party resources should be optional to conform to the privacy and security risks the features in this spec introduce. Moreover, third parties can gain execution power through third party questions in this document will inform your writing of those sections, access? this and act accordingly in the design of their system. proportional to the risk posed by the data exposed. Do the features in your specification expose information about the How can we stay on top of all the privacy concerns? warrant conducting a privacy impact assessment, especially when data characteristics? that users will ignore Feedback and comments on this document are welcome. This is particularly true that this state may be used or "return false and abort these steps") over clearing this state. like this: Requirements phrased in the imperative as part of algorithms another person or group. is by providing users with the ability When authors request It’s also valuable fingerprinting data. around between the different parties, how persistent the data items and Service Workers parties? could adequately serve its users The fingerprinting risk of some data that it needs to operate (but no more than that). specific environments. Specifications that include features that expose sensitive data should include When you’re dealing with population health data on a regular basis, it might seem obvious how... 2. appropriate to document risks that are mitigated elsewhere in the Features should only expose information features allow such security setting downgrading and what mitigations User Agents should only expose information to the web origins can use to Service Workers §6 Security Considerations, disabled direct enumeration of the plugin list, Web Bluetooth §2 Security and privacy considerations, WebUSB §3 Security and Privacy Considerations, these words do not appear in all uppercase letters in this specification. and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any Governments aren’t the only concern; your local coffee shop is likely to risk: If two user agents have the same devices on their local network, an that would have covered this aspect. Personal information is not the only kind of sensitive information. underlying platform to origins? Do the features in your specification expose information about the interest in user activity, it’s reasonable to assume that practically every Third party access to a feature should be an optional implementation for sexual preferences, Account hacking and impersonation. in the normative parts of this document for instance. that some of these attackers are doing their best to understand the encrypted One commonality is that they provide a different set of state This paper has been recommended for acceptance by T. Henderson. Please Interest Group (PING) as an Editor’s Draft. (when the piece of information is unique) The Health Assessment Questionnaire: How to Address Privacy Concerns 1. underlying platform to origins? Data to consider if sensitive includes: financial data, credentials, health information, location, or credentials. should be seen as is a helpful exercise information related to an individual or that obtain that characteristic Are the risks to the user outweighed by the benefits to the user? Key privacy questions. Do feautres in this specification enable new script execution/loading PCI -DSS compliant. Various kinds of attacks bypass this protection in one way or severe. And among those who eschew social media sites, 73% cited privacy concerns as their reason for not participating. New string-to-script mechanism? and if the page using the API were vulnerable to XSS attacks, without their knowledge or control, the security and privacy implications We may also collect personal data (which may include sensitive data relating to your health, ethnicity or sexual orientation) when you submit such information through your participation on a Project. (PII). The IETF’s RFC about privacy considerations, [RFC6973], is a specs and user agents In addition, sensor also reveals something about my device or environment and The average cost of a privacy data breach has now ... at a board meeting, add these questions to your next agenda. › Completing a privacy and security gap assessment › Evaluating the company’s periodic privacy risk assessment process › Evaluating compliance with established privacy policies and procedures › Evaluating data protection and privacy training and awareness programs › Ensuring data protection and privacy-related remediation is in place race, The working group notes this If features in this spec expose persistent or long lived identifiers of ethnicity, (i.e., cookie use, web-bug use, or other media hot-button issues). either in first- or third-party contexts. 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