The case for privacy awareness requirements

Omoronyia, I. (2016) The case for privacy awareness requirements. International Journal of Secure Software Engineering, 7(2), pp. 19-36. (doi:10.4018/IJSSE.2016040102)

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Privacy awareness is a core determinant of the success or failure of privacy infrastructures: if systems and users are not aware of potential privacy concerns, they cannot effectively discover, use or judge the effectiveness of privacy management capabilities. Yet, privacy awareness is only implicitly described or implemented during the privacy engineering of software systems. In this paper, the author advocates a systematic approach to considering privacy awareness. He characterizes privacy awareness and illustrate its benefits to preserving privacy in a smart mobile environment. The author proposes privacy awareness requirements to anchor the consideration of privacy awareness needs of software systems. Based on these needs, an initial process framework for the identification of privacy awareness issues is proposed. He also argues that a systematic route to privacy awareness necessitates the investigation of an appropriate representation language, analysis mechanisms and understanding the socio-technical factors that impact the manner in which we regulate our privacy.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Omoronyia, Dr Inah
Authors: Omoronyia, I.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:International Journal of Secure Software Engineering
Publisher:IGI Global
ISSN (Online):1947-3044
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 IGI Global
First Published:First published in Hydrobiologia 2016
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with permission of publisher
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