Architecting User-Centric Privacy-as-a-Set-of-Services

Digital Identity-Related Privacy Framework

  • Ghazi Ben Ayed

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
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    Pages 1-8
  3. Cyber-security

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      Pages 9-9
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  4. Interoperability Through Service-Orientation

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      Pages 121-121
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  5. Conclusion and Outlook

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      Pages 163-163
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-177

About this book


How could privacy play a key role in protecting digital identities? How could we merge privacy law, policies, regulations and technologies to protect our digital identities in the context of connected devices and distributed systems? In this book, the author addresses major issues of identity protection and proposes a service-oriented layered framework to achieve interoperability of privacy and secure distributed systems. The framework is intended to distill privacy-related digital identity requirements (business interoperability) into a set of services, which in turn can be implemented on the basis of open standards (technical interoperability). The adoption of the proposed framework in security projects and initiatives would decrease complexities and foster understanding and collaborations between business and technical stakeholders. This work is a step toward implementing the author’s vision of delivering cyber security as a set of autonomous multi-platform hosted services that should be available upon user request and on a pay-per-use basis.


Decreasing Complexities of Security Projects Distributed Identity Federated Identity Management Fragmented Identity Identity Functionality Metadata Usage Privacy Engineering Framework Service Oriented-security User-centricity

Authors and affiliations

  • Ghazi Ben Ayed
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC), Department of Information SystemsUniversity of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08230-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08231-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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