Privacy in pervasive systems : legal framework and regulatory challenges

A. Liotta, A. Liotta

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Data protection legislation has developed in a digital communication context that is changing dramatically. Infrastructure-based, networked systems are increasingly interconnecting and interoperating with infrastructure-less or even spontaneous networks, which are important elements of pervasive systems. These are also characterized by an autonomic, self-managed behavior that undermines the role of central management entities such as network and service providers. In this context, meeting the demanding requirements of privacy laws becomes a serious challenge, because once the user’s data crosses a managed boundary, it is impossible to clearly determine and transfer responsibilities. This chapter revisits the important elements of privacy regulations with the purpose of highlighting the hurdles posed onto pervasive systems. The analysis in this chapter indentifies imperative research and technological issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPervasive Computing and Communications Design and Deployment: Technologies, Trends, and Applications
EditorsA. Malatras
PublisherIDEA Group Publishing
ISBN (Print)978-1-60960-611-4
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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