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Partitioning as an Architecture for Privacy

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Mirja Kühlewind , Tommy Pauly , Christopher A. Wood
Last updated 2022-12-08 (Latest revision 2022-10-21)
Replaced by draft-iab-privacy-partitioning
RFC stream Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources GitHub Repository
Stream IAB state Replaced
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
IAB shepherd (None)

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This document describes the principle of privacy partitioning, which selectively spreads data and communication across multiple parties as a means to improve the privacy by separating user identity from user data. This document describes emerging patterns in protocols to partition what data and metadata is revealed through protocol interactions, provides common terminology, and discusses how to analyze such models.


Mirja Kühlewind
Tommy Pauly
Christopher A. Wood

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