3LP: Three layers of protection for individual privacy in facebook

  • Authors
  • Reza KJ, Islam MZ, Estivill-Castro V
  • UPF authors
  • ESTIVILL CASTRO, VLADIMIR;
  • Type
  • Scholarly articles
  • Journal títle
  • IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
  • Publication year
  • 2017
  • Volume
  • 502
  • Pages
  • 108-123
  • ISSN
  • 1868-4238
  • Publication State
  • Published
  • Abstract
  • The possibility that an unauthorised agent is able to infer a user¿s hidden information (an attribute¿s value) is known as attribute inference risk. It is one of the privacy issues for Facebook users in recent times. An existing technique [1] provides privacy by suppressing users¿ attribute values from their profiles. However, suppression of an attribute value sometimes is not enough to secure a user¿s confidential information. In this paper, we experimentally demonstrate that (after taking necessary steps on attribute values) a user¿s sensitive information can still be inferred through his/her friendship information. We evaluated our approach experimentally on two datasets. We propose 3LP, a new three layers protection technique, to provide privacy protection to users of on-line social networks.
  • Complete citation
  • Reza KJ, Islam MZ, Estivill-Castro V. 3LP: Three layers of protection for individual privacy in facebook. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology 2017; 502( ): 108-123.
Bibliometric indicators
  • 6 times cited Scopus
  • 4 times cited WOS
  • Índex Scimago de 0.178 (2017)