This talk provides updates on the dissemination of user information to third parties on the Internet as well as what is being done with this information. The underlying concepts of data leakage, linkage and lifetime point to possible directions for better user control of unwanted dissemination.
Craig Wills is Professor of Computer Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He does research on Internet application performance and measurement with more recent work examining issues related to Internet privacy. He has specifically examined the leakage of private information to third parties when users browse the Web, what is done with this information by third parties and what interested users can do to prevent