Privacy and Identity Management. Facing up to Next Steps

Volume 498 of the series IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology pp 15-26

Open Access This content is freely available online to anyone, anywhere at any time.


Big Data Privacy and Anonymization

  • Vicenç TorraAffiliated withSchool of Informatics, University of Skövde Email author 
  • , Guillermo Navarro-ArribasAffiliated withDepartment of Information and Communication Engineering, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


Data privacy has been studied in the area of statistics (statistical disclosure control) and computer science (privacy preserving data mining and privacy enhancing technologies) for at least 40 years. In this period models, measures, methods, and technologies have been developed to effectively protect the disclosure of sensitive information.

The coming of big data, with large volumes of data, dynamic and streaming data, poses new challenges to the field. In this paper we will review some of these challenges and propose some lines of research in the field.