PEARs: Privacy Enhancing ARchitectures

  • Antonio Kung
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8450)


This paper points out the importance of architecture in designing a privacy-by-design system. It provides an overview on how architectures are designed, analysed and evaluated, through quality attributes, tactics and architecture patterns. It then specifies a straw man architecture design methodology for privacy. The resulting PEAR (Privacy Enhancing ARchitecture) methodology is then illustrated through an Intelligent Transport systems (ITS) example application. The integration of the resulting methodology in a Privacy-by-Design process is then explained. Suggestions for future work that will lead to an agreed engineering practice are finally provided.


Architecture Quality attributes Tactics Privacy Patterns PEAR PET Privacy-by-Design 


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  • Antonio Kung
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  1. 1.TrialogParisFrance

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