Privacy-enhancing Technologies

Privacy-enhancing Technologies

Privacy enhancing technologies (PET) is a general term for a set of computer tools, applications and mechanisms which - when integrated in online services or applications, or when used in conjunction with such services or applications - allow online users to protect the privacy of their personally identifiable information (PII) provided to and handled by such services or applications.

Privacy enhancing technologies can also be defined as:

Privacy-Enhancing Technologies is a system of ICT measures protecting informational privacy by eliminating or minimising personal data thereby preventing unnecessary or unwanted processing of personal data, without the loss of the functionality of the information system.
(van Blarkom, Borking & Olk 2003)

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