Securely publishing social network data

Joint Authors

Abd al-Qadir, Hatim
Id, Walid
al-Abd, Imad

Source

The International Arab Journal of Information Technology

Issue

Vol. 16, Issue 4 (31 Jul. 2019)9 p.

Publisher

Zarqa University

Publication Date

2019-07-31

Country of Publication

Jordan

No. of Pages

9

Main Topic

Information Technology and Computer Science

Abstract EN

Online Social Networks (OSNs) data are published to be used for the purpose of analysis in scientific research.

Yet, offering such data in its crude structure raises serious privacy concerns.

An adversary may attack the privacy of certain victims easily by collecting local background knowledge about individuals in a social network such as information about its neighbors.

The subgraph attack that is based on frequent pattern mining and members’ background information may be used to breach the privacy in the published social networks.

Most of the current anonymization approaches do not guarantee the privacy preserving of identities from attackers in case of using the frequent pattern mining and background knowledge.

In this paper, a secure k-anonymity algorithm that protects published social networks data against subgraph attacks using background information and frequent pattern mining is proposed.

The proposed approach has been implemented and tested on real datasets.

The experimental results show that the anonymized OSNs can preserve the major characteristics of original OSNs as a tradeoff between privacy and utility

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Abd, Imad& Abd al-Qadir, Hatim& Id, Walid. 2019. Securely publishing social network data. The International Arab Journal of Information Technology،Vol. 16, no. 4.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-854903

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Abd al-Qadir, Hatim…[et al.]. Securely publishing social network data. The International Arab Journal of Information Technology Vol. 16, no. 4 (Jul. 2019).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-854903

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Abd, Imad& Abd al-Qadir, Hatim& Id, Walid. Securely publishing social network data. The International Arab Journal of Information Technology. 2019. Vol. 16, no. 4.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-854903

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-854903