Privacy Policy Resolution of Shared Data in Online Social Networks using Fuzzy Logic Rules

Nisha P Shetty, BAlachandra Muniyal, Saleh Mowla


Online social networks have practically a go-to source for information divulging, social exchanges and finding new friends. The popularity of such sites is so profound that they are widely used by people belonging to different age groups and various regions. Widespread use of such sites has given rise to privacy and security issues. This paper proposes a set of rules to be incorporated to safeguard the privacy policies of related users while sharing information and other forms of media online. The proposed access control network takes into account the content sensitivity and confidence level of the accessor to resolve the conflicting privacy policies of the co-owners.


privacy; OSN; shared data;Fuzzy Logic


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