Policy Compliance in Collaborative Systems
When collaborating agents share sensitive information to achieve a common goal it would be helpful to them to decide whether doing so will lead to an unwanted release of confidential data. These decisions are based on which other agents are involved, what those agents can do in the given context, and the individual confidentiality preferences of each agent. In this paper, the authors consider a model of collaboration in which each agent has an explicit confidentiality policy. They offer three ways to interpret policy compliance (system compliance, plan compliance and weak plan compliance) corresponding to different levels of trust among the agents.