Privacy control in smart phones using semantically rich reasoning and context modeling

Authors: , Anupam Joshi, Tim Finin, Pramod Jagtap

Book Title: Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Semantic Computing and Securit


Abstract: We present our ongoing work on user data and contextual privacy preservation in mobile devices through semantic reasoning. Recent advances in context modeling, tracking and collaborative localization have led to the emergence of a new class of smartphone applications that can access and share embedded sensor data. Unfortunately, this also means significant amount of user context information is now accessible to applications and potentially others, creating serious privacy and security concerns. Mobile OS frameworks like Android lack mechanisms for dynamic privacy control. We show how data flow among applications can be successfully filtered at a much more granular level using semantic web driven technologies that model device location, surroundings, application roles as well as context-dependent information sharing policies.

Type: InProceedings

Tags: android, context awareness, mobile, policy, privacy, security, semantic web

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