A framework for enabling user-controlled persona in online social networks

Dongwan Shin, Rodrigo Lopes, William Claycomb, Gail-Joon Ahn

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

As the use of personal information in social network sites seems manifold, including the representation of an individual's digital persona (or social role) and identification, so does the abuse or misuse of the information. The issue of privacy is critically important in this context. In this paper we present a novel framework for enabling user-controlled sharing of sensitive personal information for better privacy protection in current online social networks. Specifically, the framework called U-Control is proposed to facilitate digital persona and privacy management (DPPM) in a user-centric way that it can satisfy diverse privacy requirements and specification, and social network environments. We discuss the design of a security system based on the proposed framework. Finally we discuss a proof-of-concept implementation, along with performance evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2009 33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2009
Pages292-297
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2009 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jul 20 2009Jul 24 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference
Volume1
ISSN (Print)0730-3157

Other

Other2009 33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period7/20/097/24/09

Keywords

  • Privacy
  • Social network
  • User centricity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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