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Reasoning under uncertainty and multi-criteria decision making in data privacy by Bice Cavallo, Gerardo Canfora, Livia D’Apuzzo, Massimo Squillante

pubblicato 14 lug 2013, 00:51 da Gerardo Canfora   [ aggiornato in data 14 lug 2013, 00:52 ]
By means of an integration of decision theory and probabilistic models, we explore and develop methods for improving data privacy. Our work encompasses disclosure control tools in statistical databases and privacy requirements prioritization; in particular we propose a Bayesian approach for the on-line auditing in Statistical Databases and Pairwise Comparison Matrices for privacy requirements prioritization. The first approach is illustrated by means of examples in the context of statistical analysis on the census and medical data, where no salary (resp. no medical information), that could be related to a specific employee (resp. patient), must be released; the second approach is illustrated by means of examples, such as an e-voting system and an e-banking service that have to satisfy privacy requirements in addition to functional and security ones. Several fields in the social sciences, economics and engineering will benefit from the advances in this research area: e-voting, e-government, e-commerce, e-banking, e-health, cloud computing and risk management are a few examples of applications for the findings of this research.
Quality & Quantity, May 2013 (on-line version)
Gerardo Canfora,
14 lug 2013, 00:51