Fourth International Conference on Availability, Security and Reliability pages:847-852
International Workshop on Secure Software Engineering (SecSE) edition:3 location:Fukuoka, Japan date:18 March 2009
Privacy is gaining importance since more and more data becomes digitalized. There is also a growing interest from
the security community because of the existing synergy between security and privacy. Unfortunately, the privacy development life cycle is less advanced than the security one.
A clear classification into different objectives is not available yet. This paper attempts to scope the privacy landscape for software engineering by proposing an operational definition for privacy and by describing a privacy taxonomy. The taxonomy is rooted in the definition and presents a classification of privacy objectives, which correspond to the developer’s goals. Each objective can be achieved by one or more strategies. As a validation for the taxonomy, existing privacy solutions are matched to each strategy.