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Privacy enabled Personal Information Dossier Service

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239384D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 73K

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Abstract

A system and method for a privacy enabled personal information dossier service is disclosed.

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Privacy enabled Personal Information Dossier Service

Disclosed is a system and method for a privacy enabled personal information dossier service.

Privacy of personal and sensitive information is a current and expanding issue especially in the Internet environment.

Some aspects of Information Privacy are covered by laws and regulations, such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ( HIPAA) or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ruling on Individually Identifying Information in mobile smart phones etc. However, there are many aspects of Information Privacy that are not currently managed. These aspects result from collection, storage, aggregation, analysis, brokering and redistribution of information about daily personal and business transactions for individuals, online browsing activities, and accumulation of individually identifying information from location based services from phones to vehicles, etc. These aggregations, analyses, brokering and redistribution of personal and identifying information result in loss of individual privacy. Whether these practices are legal by statute and agreement, legal because they are not defined as illegal, or specifically not legal depends on

where they occur, or whether there is a specified or implied agreement between the parties. No matter what the legal standing, the control over these practices is for all intents and purposes nonexistent today.

The consequence of these activities and practices is that businesses and information brokers compile dossiers about individuals without their consent, with information from many sources. Unauthorized and Unverified Dossiers are used by third parties to make decisions that affect individuals, from credit score to employment, etc. The information may be out-of-date, or gathered from non-authoritative sources. Businesses and organizations who trade or sell this information profit from information that they do not own.

Figure 1 depicts a high level view of current environment where users interact with Internet in ways that result in accumulation of personal, demographic, transactional, etc. data. This data is largely uncontrolled.

Figure 1

The disclose Privacy Enhanced Personal Dossier Service provides a means for persons to be actively engaged in management of t...