Open Trust Frameworks

Lead PI: John Clippinger

In collaboration with the MIT Human Dynamics Group and the World Economic Forum, the Open Identity Exchange and AT&T, the Law Lab is developing a demonstration of a “computable” trust framework for mobile platforms that combines software mechanisms and legal contracts for the protection and sharing of personal information. This approach represents a new approach to the “regulation” of privacy, as it proposes that regulators, in this case, the U.S. Government and the EU, set general principles for privacy and sharing that offer “safe harbor protections” whereby private entities can innovate and compete to provide better forms of trusted services for mobile devises. The Law Lab is also working with the City of Boston Schools to apply this approach to developing a certified trust network for school children that protects their privacy and allows for the sharing of information between children, parents, teachers, and approved adults.


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