The ability to access information anywhere and anytime changes the way people engage, communicate and interact with each other. Personal information sharing is an emerging trend for online personal life activities and this trend is called the Life Management Platform (LMP). With LMP, individuals interact with other people, institutions, agencies, private companies and organisations in order to get access to specific services such as car insurance, loans, healthcare, or public services, among many others. The LMP model, similarly to other concepts like Personal Cloud or Personal Data Stores, encourages the individual to be in control of their own data, and aims to provide a mechanism that allows individuals to meet privacy and security requirements, either those imposed by themselves or other authorities.
User-Managed Access (UMA) is a technology that provides an unique solution to central management of protecting and sharing distributed resources owned by an individual. It fits precisely to the Life Management Platform model. The UMA proposal can be used to manage secure information sharing with explicit consent of the individual and also to support the policy definition for requests for information from other interested parties. Furthermore, UMA allows to provide sophisticated audit tools for control and visibility of the shared data, which satisfies the Privacy By Design principles.
This presentation will provide a detailed description of the UMA proposal, its architecture, protocol and the trust model. We will also show the benefits of UMA that can be applied to various LMP scenarios as well as a demo session related to a personal information sharing scenario.