WorkFlow Analyzed for Security and Privacy in using Databases

  • Wouter Teepe
  • Reind van de Riet
  • Martin Olivier
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 73)


When companies interchange information about individuals, privacy is at stake. On the basis of the purpose of the information interchange, rules can be designed for an agent (Alter-ego) to determine whether the requested information can be provided. This purpose can be derived from a WorkFlow specification according to which employees (agents) of one company are executing their tasks. Direct information flow as well as information which might flow through private and covert channels is considered.

Key words

Security & Privacy and Database systems Workflow Cyberspace Object-Oriented Databases 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wouter Teepe
    • 1
  • Reind van de Riet
    • 2
  • Martin Olivier
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Artificial IntelligenceState University of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceRand UniversityJohannesburgSouth Africa

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