E-Government, E-Services and Global Processes

Volume 334 of the series IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology pp 167-180

A Role-Involved Conditional Purpose-Based Access Control Model

  • Md. Enamul KabirAffiliated withDepartment of Mathematics & Computing, University of Southern Queensland
  • , Hua WangAffiliated withDepartment of Mathematics & Computing, University of Southern Queensland
  • , Elisa BertinoAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science and CERIAS, Purdue University


This paper presents a role-involved conditional purpose-based access control (RCPBAC) model, where a purpose is defined as the intension of data accesses or usages. RCPBAC allows users using some data for certain purpose with conditions. The structure of RCPBAC model is defined and investigated. An algorithm is developed to achieve the compliance computation between access purposes (related to data access) and intended purposes (related to data objects) and is illustrated with role-based access control (RBAC) to support RCPBAC. According to this model, more information from data providers can be extracted while at the same time assuring privacy that maximizes the usability of consumers’ data. It extends traditional access control models to a further coverage of privacy preserving in data mining environment as RBAC is one of the most popular approach towards access control to achieve database security and available in database management systems. The structure helps enterprises to circulate clear privacy promise, to collect and manage user preferences and consent.


Access control Conditional Purpose Privacy