Optimal privacy-aware path in hippocratic databases

Li, Min and Sun, Xiaoxun and Wang, Hua and Zhang, Yanchun (2009) Optimal privacy-aware path in hippocratic databases. In: DASFAA 2009: 14th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, 21-23 Apr 2009, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

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: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Series title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, v. 5463 Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com)
Depositing User: Ms Min Li
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2009 11:19
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: privacy; databases; data privacy; hippocratic database; data storage
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080604 Database Management
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080303 Computer System Security
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-00887-0_39
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4987

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