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PrimAndroid: privacy policy modelling and analysis for android applications
Benats, Guillaume; Bandara, Arosha K.; Yu, Yijun; Colin, Jean-Noel; Nuseibeh, Bashar
The rapid growth of mobile applications has imposed new threats to privacy: users often nd it challenging to ensure that their privacy policies are consistent with the requirements of a diverse range of of mobile applications that access personal information under different contexts. This problem exacerbates when applications de- pend on each other and therefore share permissions to access resources in ways that are opaque to an end-user. To meet the needs of representing privacy requirements and of resolving dependencies issues in privacy policies, we propose an extension to the P-RBAC model for reasoning about plausible scenarios that can exploit such weaknesses of mobile systems. This work has been evaluated using the case studies on several Android mobile applications.
Keyword(s): privacy policy; mobile applications; policy conflicts
Publication Date:
2011
Type: Conference item
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University of Limerick
Funder(s): Science Foundation Ireland
Citation(s): SecureChange Project
Proceedings 12th IEEE Interntionanl Symposium on Policies for Distributed Systems and Networks;2011
SecureChange project
PRIMMA
Publisher(s): IEEE Computer Society
First Indexed: 2011-12-23 05:27:50 Last Updated: 2015-12-18 05:25:56