A Model-Based Privacy Compliance Checker

A Model-Based Privacy Compliance Checker

Siani Pearson (Hewlett Packard Research Labs, UK) and Damien Allison (Hewlett Packard Research Labs, UK)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/jebr.2009040104


Increasingly, e-business organisations are coming under pressure to be compliant to a range of privacy legislation, policies and best practice. There is a clear need for high-level management and administrators to be able to assess in a dynamic, customisable way the degree to which their enterprise complies with these. We outline a solution to this problem in the form of a model-driven automated privacy process analysis and configuration checking system. This system models privacy compliance constraints, automates the assessment of the extent to which a particular computing environment is compliant and generates dashboard-style reports that highlight policy failures. We have developed a prototype that provides this functionality in the context of governance audit; this includes the development of software agents to gather information on-the-fly regarding selected privacy enhancing technologies and other aspects of enterprise system configuration. This approach may also be tailored to enhance the assurance provided by existing governance tools.

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