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Privacy requirements: Present & future

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posted on 2018-02-14, 14:44 authored by Pauline Anthonysamy, Awais Rashid, Ruzanna Chitchyan
Software systems are increasingly open, handle large amounts of personal or other sensitive data and are intricately linked with the daily lives of individuals and communities. This poses a range of privacy requirements. Such privacy requirements are typically treated as instances of requirements pertaining to compliance, traceability, access control, verification or usability. Though important, such approaches assume that the scope for the privacy requirements can be established a priori and that such scope does not vary drastically once the system is deployed. User data and information, however, exists in an open, hyper-connected and potentially 'unbounded' environment. Furthermore, 'privacy requirements - present'and 'privacy requirements - future' may differ significantly as the privacy implications are often emergent a posteriori. Effective treatment of privacy requirements, therefore, requires techniques and approaches that fit with the inherent openness and fluidity of the environment through which user data and information flows. This paper surveys state of the art and presents some potential directions in the way privacy requirements should be treated. We reflect on the limitations of existing approaches with regards to unbounded privacy requirements and highlight a set of key challenges for requirements engineering research with regards to managing privacy in such unbounded settings.

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Proceedings - 2017 IEEE/ACM 39th International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering in Society Track, ICSE-SEIS 2017, 2017, pp. 13-22

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING/Department of Computer Science

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IEEE/ACM 39th International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering in Society Track, ICSE-SEIS 2017

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  • AO (Author's Original)

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Proceedings - 2017 IEEE/ACM 39th International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering in Society Track

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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9781538626733

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2017

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2018-02-14

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http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7961663/

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Pre-print cannot be replaced by post-print as author left institution

Temporal coverage: start date

2017-05-20

Temporal coverage: end date

2017-05-28

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en

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