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Engineering Privacy Revisited

Sabah Al-Fedaghi


Problem statement: Information Privacy Engineering (IPE) is the field that studies the protection of privacy in information and communication systems. The theoretical, technological and applications aspects of IPE require a framework that provides a general view and a systematic structure for the discipline’s topics. This study discusses certain characteristics of such a framework and proposes enhancing and strengthening its structure. Approach: Several important problems and their solutions are presented through recasting of some current proposed approaches to Personal Identifiable Information (PII) definitions and handling. Results: A new framework is presented that is based on flow-based model, along with generic operations performed on PII. Conclusion: This study shows that the flow-based model can provide a structure that complements current efforts to develop a framework for IPE.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 8 No. 1, 2012, 107-120


Submitted On: 23 September 2011 Published On: 1 November 2011

How to Cite: Al-Fedaghi, S. (2012). Engineering Privacy Revisited. Journal of Computer Science, 8(1), 107-120.

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  • Conceptual model
  • information privacy
  • information security
  • privacy-enhancing technologies
  • Information Privacy Engineering (IPE)
  • Personal Identifiable Information (PII)
  • applications aspects