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A Legal Ontology to Support Privacy Preservation in Location-Based Services

  • Hugo A. Mitre
  • Ana Isabel González-Tablas
  • Benjamín Ramos
  • Arturo Ribagorda
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4278)

Abstract

During the last years many laws have been promulgated in diverse countries to protect citizens’ privacy. This fact is due to the increase of privacy threats caused by the tendency of using information technologies in all scopes. Location Based Services (LBS) compose a situation where this privacy can be harmed. Even there exist mechanisms to protect this right in LBS, generally this services have not been developed over regulatory norms or if so, it has been in a partial way or interpreting those norms in a particular form. This situation could be a consequence of the lack of a common knowledge base representing the actual legislation in matters of privacy. In this paper an ontology of the main Spanish privacy norm is presented as well as the method used to construct it. The ontology is specifically aimed and applied to the preservation of privacy in LBS.

Keywords

Ontology regulation privacy location-based services 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugo A. Mitre
    • 1
  • Ana Isabel González-Tablas
    • 1
  • Benjamín Ramos
    • 1
  • Arturo Ribagorda
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentCarlos III Technical University of MadridLeganes, Madrid

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