Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing

Privacy and Anonymity in Information Management Systems

New Techniques for New Practical Problems

Editors: Nin, Jordi, Herranz, Javier (Eds.)

  • A snapshot of the research that privacy researchers are currently carrying out. A book that can be considered as an actual baseline of privacy and anonymity research. The different profiles of the two editors bring the areas of theoretical cryptography and privacy in real life closer. A combination of theory and practice that serves as a bridge between researchers in cryptography and researchers in other more applied topics such as statistical and medical databases

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About this book

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.

About the authors

Jordi Nin (Barcelona, Catalonia, 1979; BSc 2004, MSc 2007, PhD 2008 all in Computer Science) is a post-doctoral researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC) near Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. His fields of interest are privacy technologies, machine learning and soft computing tools. He has been involved in several research projects funded by the Catalan and Spanish governments and the European Community. His research has been published in specialized journals and major conferences (around 30 papers). Javier Herranz obtained his PhD in Applied Mathematics in 2005, in the Technial University of Catalonia (UPC, Barcelona, Spain). After that he spent 9 months in the Ecole Polytechnique (France) and 9 months in the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI, The Netherlands), as a post-doctoral researcher, granted with an ERCIM fellowship. From January 2007, he works as a post-doctoral researcher at IIIA-CSIC (Bellaterra, Spain). His research interests include the design and analysis of cryptographic protols and the study of privacy preserving operations involving databases.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This collection of nine inviting chapters discusses current materials concerned with privacy-preserving data management, statistical disclosure control (how to generate statistics without identifying individuals), and application privacy in actions such as data mining and social networks. Advanced students, data managers, privacy experts, and computer scientists will generally find something useful in these materials. … this collection does provide a useful introduction to this important topic.” (Brad Reid, ACM Computing Reviews, May, 2011)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction to Privacy and Anonymity in Information Management Systems

    Herranz, Javier (et al.)

    Pages 3-6

  • Advanced Privacy-Preserving Data Management and Analysis

    Trombetta, Alberto (et al.)

    Pages 7-27

  • Practical Applications in Statistical Disclosure Control Using R

    Templ, Mathias (et al.)

    Pages 31-62

  • Disclosure Risk Assessment for Sample Microdata Through Probabilistic Modeling

    Shlomo, Natalie

    Pages 63-89

  • Exploiting Auxiliary Information in the Estimation of Per-Record Risk of Disclosure

    Polettini, Silvia (et al.)

    Pages 91-111

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Hardcover $179.00
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Softcover $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Privacy and Anonymity in Information Management Systems
Book Subtitle
New Techniques for New Practical Problems
Editors
  • Jordi Nin
  • Javier Herranz
Series Title
Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-84996-238-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84996-238-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84996-237-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2579-2
Series ISSN
1610-3947
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 198
Topics