Enforcing Access Control in Social Network Sites

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Provided by: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Confidentiality and data handling are important issues for social network users. Ideally, access control enforcement should not depend on the social networking provider but should be under the control of the user. In this paper, the authors propose a practical, SNS platform-independent solution, for social network users to control their data. They develop concepts that are general enough to describe access control restrictions for different SNS platforms. They architecture uses encryption to enforce access control for users' private information based on their privacy preferences.
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