International Journal of Computer & Organization Trends(IJCOT)
Privacy is an important issue in data publishing. Many organizations distribute non-aggregate personal data for research, and they must take steps to ensure that an adversary cannot predict sensitive information pertaining to individuals with high confidence. This problem is further complicated by the fact that, in addition to the published data, the adversary may also have access to other resources (e.g., public records and social networks relating individuals), which the authors call external knowledge. A robust privacy criterion should take this external knowledge into consideration.