Optimal Privacy-Aware Path in Hippocratic Databases

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Li, Min, Sun, Xiaoxun, Wang, Hua and Zhang, Yanchun (2009) Optimal Privacy-Aware Path in Hippocratic Databases. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5463. pp. 441-455. ISSN 0302-9743


Privacy becomes a major concern for both customers and enterprises in today’s corporate marketing strategies, many research efforts have been put into developing new privacy-aware technologies. Among them, Hippocratic databases are one of the important mechanisms to guarantee the respect of privacy principles in data management, which adopt purpose as a central concept associated with each piece of data stored in the databases. The proposed mechanism provides basic principles for future database systems protecting privacy of data as a founding tenet. However, Hippocratic databases do not allow to distinguish which particular method is used for fulfilling a purpose. Especially, the issues like purpose hierarchies, task delegations and minimal privacy cost are missing from the proposed mechanism. In this paper, we extend these mechanisms in order to support inter-organizational business processes in Hippocratic databases. A comprehensive approach for negotiation of personal information between customers and enterprises based on user preferences is developed when enterprises offer their clients a number of ways to fulfill a service. We organize purposes into purpose directed graphs through AND/OR decomposition, which supports task delegations and distributed authorizations. Specially, customers have controls of deciding how to get a service fulfilled on the basis of their personal feeling of trust for any service customization. Quantitative analysis is performed to characterize privacy penalties dealing with privacy cost and customer’s trust. Finally, efficient algorithms are given to guarantee the minimal privacy cost and maximal customer’s trust involved in a business process.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/6200
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-00887-0_39
Official URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-00887-0_39
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Keywords ResPubID19233, privacy principals, customers, enterprises, privacy-aware technologies, Hippocratic databases, data management, inter-organizational business processes
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