The EFF is developing a Usage Log Management Tool (ULMT) that will help web site owners manage the configuration and retention of server logs in ways that help ensure end user privacy and reduce legal risks associated with log file data.
The design is based on ideas developed at the Usage Log Data Management Working Group (see http://www.cfp2003.org/cfp2003/program_info/usage_log_working_group.html) at the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference in New York City in April. Background on that meeting is available at http://www.securityfocus.com/news/3711.
The UMLT is desgined to work with Apache servers, but also serves as a reference implementation of policy recommendations by the EFF and the working group. The design documents are available at http://www.eff.org/projects/logmanagement/, and suggestions for improvement would be much appreciated.
It seems like it would be interesting to try this out in some libraries. Any volunteers?