Measuring the value of privacy and the efficacy of PETs

Kimmo Halunen, Anni Karinsalo

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    Privacy is a very active subject of research and also of debate in the political circles. In order to make good decisions about privacy, we need measurement systems for privacy. Most of the traditional measures such as k-anonymity lack expressiveness in many cases. We present a privacy measuring framework, which can be used to measure the value of privacy to an individual and also to evaluate the efficacy of privacy enhancing technologies. Our method is centered on a subject, whose privacy can be measured through the amount and value of information learned about the subject by some observers. This gives rise to interesting probabilistic models for the value of privacy and measures for privacy enhancing technologies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationECSA '17 Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Software Architecture
    Subtitle of host publicationCompanion Proceedings
    EditorsRogério de Lemos
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-5217-8
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event11th European Conference on Software Architecture, ECSA 2017 - Canterbury, United Kingdom
    Duration: 11 Sept 201715 Sept 2017


    Conference11th European Conference on Software Architecture, ECSA 2017
    Abbreviated titleECSA 2017
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • Measurement
    • Metric
    • Privacy
    • Probability
    • Value


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