privacy-preserving surveillance, privacy-enhanced technology (PET),
privacy, link analysis, Fair Information Practices, Watchlist
While computer scientists are uniquely situated to incorporate privacy protections in the link analysis algorithms they construct, most computer scientists are unaware of this opportunity and of ways to think about achieving needed protections. The work presented in this writing introduces a new way for computer scientists to think about providing privacy protection within link analysis and introduces the notion of “privacy-enhanced linking” as algorithms that perform link analysis with guarantees of privacy protection modeled after the Fair Information Practices. In this approach, privacy protection is realized by assessing the validity and interpretation of link analysis results such that inappropriate harm to individuals is provably minimized.
L. Sweeney. Privacy-Enhanced Linking. ACM SIGKDD Explorations 7(2) December 2005.
Earlier version available as Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science Technical Report CMU-ISRI-05-136. Pittsburgh: November 2005. (PDF)
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Keywords: homeland security, privacy-preserving surveillance, privacy-enhanced technology (PET), privacy, link analysis, Fair Information Practices, Watchlist