CUSP Project

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e-Privacy Research





The CUSP (Collaborative User Services for Privacy) Project intends to deliver sophisticated user privacy services over the Semantic Web. This Canadian project is led by Dr. Dawn Jutla at the Sobey School of Business and is a collaborative effort between university and industry researchers, and students from the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University and the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University.

Currently many knowledge-intensive privacy-related tasks are manual.  Using Semantic Web technologies (OWL, RDF, XML, UDDI, SOAP, and WSDL), knowledge-base and database methodologies, and building on the P3P platform, the CUSP project automates human decision making processes with respect to online privacy.

To date, the project has the delivered peer–reviewed client and Web-side architecture, the PeCAN privacy platform, and implementation strategies to support the creation of novel and sophisticated Privacy Web services.

There are many opportunities for business and software engineering students, as well as other students interested in privacy, trust and globalization issues on this project.


To contact us:

Dr. Dawn Jutla

Dept. of Finance, Information Systems, and Mgmt. Science

Sobey School of Business

Phone: 902 420 5157



Dr. Peter Bodorik

Faculty of Computer Science

Dalhousie University

bodorik at

Phone: 902 494 6452