Privacy by Design : Does it matter for social networks?

Islam, Mohammad Badiul & Iannella, Renato (2011) Privacy by Design : Does it matter for social networks? In Crispo, Bruno, Lieshout, Marc van, Camenisch, Jan, Fischer-Huebner , Simone, & Leenes, Ronald (Eds.) IFIP Summer School 2011, International Federation for Information Processing, University of Trento, Trento, Italy.

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Privacy is an important component of freedom and plays a key role in protecting fundamental human rights. It is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the fact that without appropriate levels of privacy, a person’s rights are diminished. Users want to protect their privacy - particularly in “privacy invasive” areas such as social networks. However, Social Network users seldom know how protect their own privacy through online mechanisms. What is required is an emerging concept that provides users legitimate control over their own personal information, whilst preserving and maintaining the advantages of engaging with online services such as Social Networks.

This paper reviews “Privacy by Design (PbD)” and shows how it applies to diverse privacy areas. Such an approach will move towards mitigating many of the privacy issues in online information systems and can be a potential pathway for protecting user’s personal information. The research has posed many questions in need of further investigation for different open source distributed Social Networks. Findings from this research will lead to a novel distributed architecture that provides more transparent and accountable privacy for the users of online information systems.

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ID Code: 60607
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Additional Information: An extended version of this paper has been published as a book chaptyer by Springer- see Additional URL for link to publisher version.
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Keywords: Privacy by Design, Social Networks, Privacy, Access Control, Mobile Social Networks, Distributed Social Networks, Open Source Social Networks, Diaspora
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Please consult author(s)/creators
Deposited On: 05 Jun 2013 05:08
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2013 06:15

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