Type Checking Privacy Policies in the π-calculus

Kouzapas, D. and Philippou, A. (2015) Type Checking Privacy Policies in the π-calculus. In: 10th International Federated Conference on Distributed Computing Techniques, DisCoTec 2015, Grenoble, France, 2-4 Jun 2015, pp. 181-195. ISBN 9783319191942 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19195-9_12)

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Abstract

In this paper we propose a formal framework for studying privacy. Our framework is based on the π-calculus with groups accompanied by a type system for capturing privacy-related notions. The typing system we propose combines a number of concepts from the literature: it includes the use of groups to enable reasoning about information collection, it builds on read/write capabilities to control information processing, and it employs type linearity to restrict information dissemination. Furthermore, we associate our framework with a privacy policy language and we prove that if a system is well-typed according to a typing that is compatible with a policy then the system respects the policy.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 9039
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kouzapas, Mr Dimitrios
Authors: Kouzapas, D., and Philippou, A.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISBN:9783319191942
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