Journal of Computer Science

Engineering Privacy Revisited

Sabah Al-Fedaghi

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2012.107.120

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 8, Issue 1

Pages 107-120


Problem statement: Information Privacy Engineering (IPE) is the field that studies the protection of privacy in information and communication systems. The theoretical, technological and applications aspects of IPE require a framework that provides a general view and a systematic structure for the discipline’s topics. This study discusses certain characteristics of such a framework and proposes enhancing and strengthening its structure. Approach: Several important problems and their solutions are presented through recasting of some current proposed approaches to Personal Identifiable Information (PII) definitions and handling. Results: A new framework is presented that is based on flow-based model, along with generic operations performed on PII. Conclusion: This study shows that the flow-based model can provide a structure that complements current efforts to develop a framework for IPE.


© 2012 Sabah Al-Fedaghi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.