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Contextual Framework

The contextual framework integrates the legal, socio-economic, application-specific and technical views and rules on trust, data protection, privacy and identity management in communities. As the name of the deliverable indicates, this framework is also be “contextualized”. For this reason, we have identified the problem space by using three scenarios in the beginning of the document. These scenarios belong to three different categories of communities, i.e. Anglers, Taxi Drivers and Online Gamers, and clearly illustrate the problems that exist today in such communities.

Starting from this point, the deliverable then presents the technical (architectural), legal and socio-economic options, available today, and possible business cases and the technical challenges. In particular, the “Contextual Framework” includes an analysis of technical architectures that focus on how the various mechanisms can or must interrelate. Among other matters, it verifies whether privacy-friendly / enhancing IdM models that are being researched in other European funded projects can be adapted and applied to communities. The legal analysis of the technical architecture will focus on the specific rules applying to privacy, data protection and e-commerce. As the services are provided through electronic communications networks, the provisions of the e-Privacy Directive should be taken into account, assessing where they are applicable and the specific obligations they introduce for the service providers. The socio-economic analysis examines which properties of trust, data protection, privacy and identity management are important in which types of communities. The legal contribution to this deliverable describes the general legal framework, which is further specified as detailed legal requirements in the “D2.4: Requirements” (see below) deliverable.


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Requirements Elaboration

PICOS is aiming to develop and build a state-of-the-art platform for providing trust, privacy and identity management aspects of community services and applications especially in mobile communication networks. For this purpose, the elaboration of a set of interdisciplinary requirements for trustworthy and privacy-friendly identity management solutions is required. This deliverable identifies and reports these requirements while going along with the PICOS terminology (D2.1), the categorisation of communities (D2.2) and the presentation of the contextual framework of the project PICOS (D2.3).
The broad spectrum of online and mobile communities that exist in the real world and utilise online and mobile services to support their activities, their different use cases and parties interacting with them, is considered within this document. Thus, it represents rather a catalogue of summarised needs and re-quirements providing the basis for the following development work packages than a detailed specifica-tion that can be mapped directly to an architecture or platform design, respectively.


Please see the respective Deliverable for full details.