Privacy-Aware Network Client
This pattern is limited to the web browsing domain.
Many websites have privacy policies which are hard to understand for the general audience.
Many people enter websites with different intentions like shopping, research, etc. At the same time those responsible collect, use and release information about a user by explaining it through statements called privacy policies. These privacy policies are not easy to read and to understand.
The problem can be solved by designing and implementing a privacy proxy that can parse and interpret policies. Afterwards it translates the policies into a human-readable format to present them in a user-friendly way.
Expand the awareness of the user towards privacy policies of a website.
Alice uses several web services but is not aware of the their privacy policies. Even when she reads the policies, she is still not aware of the actual implications of the legal description. In the absence of other solutions, she does not read the policies and does not understand the ramifications.
JRC P3P Proxy Version 2.0 is a P3P user agent acting like an intermediary. Depending on the specified privacy preferences of a user, it controls the access to web servers. Another known P3P user agent is AT&T Privacy Bird. Privacy Bird is a tool warning users if privacy policies of visited websites are not matching with their individual privacy preferences.