Privacy and Anonymity in Information Management Systems

New Techniques for New Practical Problems

By Jordi Nin , Javier Herranz

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With a focus on the technical issues related to digital privacy and information management, this book is an in-depth examination of how different privacy mechanisms are motivated, designed, analyzed, tested and finally implemented in companies or institutions.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8499-6237-7
  • 216 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: July 16, 2010
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $119.00
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The development of information technologies in the last few years has been remarkable. Large amounts of data are collected and stored by both public institutions and private companies every day. There are clear threats to the privacy of citizens if no care is taken when collecting, storing and disseminating data. Ensuring privacy for individuals in a society when dealing with digital information, is a task which involves many agents, including politicians, legal authorities, managers, developers, and system administrators. Privacy and Anonymity in Information Management Systems deals with the more technical parts of this `privacy cycle', those issues that are mostly related to computer science, and discusses the process by which different privacy mechanisms are motivated, designed, analyzed, tested and finally implemented in companies or institutions. The book is written in such a way that several of the chapters are self-contained and accessible to students, covering topics such as the problem of Statistical Disclosure Control (SDC), i.e. how to modify datasets that contain statistical information before publicly releasing them, and doing so in such a way that the privacy of the confidential original information is preserved; and specific distributed applications involving privacy – how different agents have private inputs but want to cooperate to run some protocol in their own interest, without revealing unnecessary parts of their private inputs. Graduate students and researchers will find this book an excellent resource.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. List of Contributors .
  2. Part I Overview.
  3. 1. Introduction to Privacy and Anonymity in Information Management Systems.
  4. 2. Advanced Privacy
  5. Preserving Data Management and Analysis.
  6. Part II Theory of SDC.
  7. 3. Practical Applications in Statistical Disclosure Control Using R.
  8. 4. Disclosure Risk Assessment for Sample Microdata Through.
  9. Probabilistic Modeling .
  10. 5. Exploiting Auxiliary Information in the Estimation of Per
  11. record.
  12. Risk of Disclosure.
  13. 6. Statistical Disclosure Control in Tabular Data.
  14. Part III Preserving Privacy in Distributed Applications.
  15. 7. From Collaborative to Privacy Preserving Sequential Pattern.
  16. 8. Pseudonymized Data Sharing.
  17. 9. Privacy
  18. aware Access Control in Social Networks: Issues and Solutions.
  19. Index.
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