On protecting private information in social networks: A proposal

Bo Luo, Dongwon Lee

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Abstract

As online social networks get more popular, it becomes increasingly critical to preserve user privacy in such networks. In this paper, we propose our preliminary results on defining and tackling information aggregation attacks over online social networks. We first introduce three major threats towards private information in online social networks. We conceptually model private information into multilevel and discretionary models. Then, we articulate information aggregation attacks under discretionary model. Finally, we present our preliminary design of "privacy monitor," a framework that allows users to define their own privacy scheme, and track their actual privacy disclosure to check for any unwanted leakage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 25th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2009
Pages1603-1606
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 8 2009
Event25th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2009 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Mar 29 2009Apr 2 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering
ISSN (Print)1084-4627

Other

Other25th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2009
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period3/29/094/2/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems

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    Luo, B., & Lee, D. (2009). On protecting private information in social networks: A proposal. In Proceedings - 25th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2009 (pp. 1603-1606). [4812580] (Proceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDE.2009.158