Title: A service-oriented architecture for managing privacy compliance in collaborative environments

Authors: Liam Peyton, Jun Hu

Addresses: SITE, University of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada. ' SITE, University of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada

Abstract: Reliable, secure and verifiable data sharing over the Internet has become an important need, especially in the face of privacy regulations. Sensitive data must be well managed when there is collaboration between individuals and organisations. A Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) can provide a flexible and well managed framework for collaboration that can support the dynamic enabling of access to privacy-protected data from one collaborator to another via a rich variety of services. A framework that incorporates multiple control strategies is required to enable security and support dynamic delegation of access to collaborators. A distributed audit service is required to verify compliance with privacy regulations. The proposed framework is illustrated and evaluated in the context of a collaborative online medical consultation system.

Keywords: collaboration; access control; service-oriented architecture; SOA; data sharing; privacy regulations; audit trail; medical consultation systems; internet; online consultation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPIM.2007.017754

International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, 2007 Vol.2 No.4, pp.292 - 301

Published online: 01 Apr 2008 *

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