Designing Privacy Aware Information Systems

Designing Privacy Aware Information Systems

Christos Kalloniatis (University of the Aegean, Greece), Evangelia Kavakli (University of the Aegean, Greece) and Stefanos Gritzalis (University of the Aegean, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-837-1.ch008
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A major challenge in the field of software engineering is to make users trust the software that they use in their everyday activities for professional or recreational reasons. Trusting software depends on various elements, one of which is the protection of user privacy. Protecting privacy is about complying with user’s desires when it comes to handling personal information. Users’ privacy can also be defined as the right to determine when, how and to what extend information about them is communicated to others. Current research stresses the need for addressing privacy issues during the system design rather than during the system implementation phase. The aim of this chapter is to elevate the modern practices for ensuring privacy during the software systems’ design phase. Through the presentation of the modern methods, the basic privacy requirements that should be considered during system analysis are introduced. Additionally, a number of well known methods that have been introduced in the research area of requirements engineering which aim on eliciting and analyzing privacy requirements during system design are introduced and analyzed. Finally, a comparative analysis between these methods is presented.
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Privacy And Privacy Requirements

In this section the basic concepts of privacy are presented. Additionally, the need for protecting privacy during the system design phase is stressed out and the basic privacy requirements during the analysis and design of information systems are presented.

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