[PET] Privacy in social networks: state of the art and research gaps

Claudia Diaz claudia.diaz at esat.kuleuven.be
Wed Oct 19 10:49:37 BST 2011

Dear all, 

We are happy to announce that the SPION project (http://www.cosic.esat.kuleuven.be/spion/) has finalized and made publicly available a deliverable that  provides an overview of the state of the art in research on privacy in social networks from different perspectives (technical, legal, sociological, etc), and points to challenges and research gaps. 

The document is available here:  https://www.cosic.esat.kuleuven.be/publications/article-2077.pdf

The objective of this deliverable is to (1) provide an overview of existing literature and case descriptions of social and community uses of online Social Network Services (SNS); (2) summary of available educational solutions and empirical evidence of the efficiency and efficacy and the satisfaction they generate; analysis of legal frameworks applicable to SNS; (3) a review of confidentiality, access control and information flow, as well as feedback and awareness solutions. The Deliverable also includes an analysis of how the gaps and challenges in the different disciplines represented in the project are interrelated, mapping out research gaps and potentials for future interdisciplinary research on privacy and security in online Social Network Services.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments and feel free to disseminate widely.

Best regards

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