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The Negotiation of Privacy Policies in Distance Education

The Negotiation of Privacy Policies in Distance Education
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Author(s): George Yee (National Research Council Canada, Canada)and Larry Korba (National Research Council Canada, Canada)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 4
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch184
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


This paper 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 computerassisted interaction rather than through autonomous agents.

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