Privacy Policies and their Negotiation in Distance Education

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TypeArticle
ConferenceInstructional Technologies: Cognitive Aspects of Online Programs
Subjectdistance education; e-learning; privacy; policy; negotiation; uncertainty; reputation
AbstractThis chapter begins by introducing the reader to privacy policies, e-services, and privacy management. It then derives the contents of a privacy policy and explains "policy matching". It next presents an approach for the negotiation of privacy policies for an e-learning service. Both negotiating under certainty and uncertainty are treated. The type of uncertainty discussed is uncertainty of what offers and counter-offers to make during the negotiation. The approach makes use of common interest and reputation to arrive at a list of candidates who have negotiated the same issues in the past, from whom the negotiator can learn the possible offers and counter-offers that could be made. Negotiation in this work is done through human-mediated computer-assisted interaction rather than through autonomous agents. The chapter concludes with a discussion of issues and future research in this area.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number46555
NPARC number8913496
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