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Trust and Privacy Solutions Based on Holistic Service Requirements

Centro de Investigación en Tecnologías Software y Sistemas Multimedia para la Sostenibilidad (CITSEM), Campus Sur Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Ctra. de Valencia, km. 7. 28031 Madrid, Spain
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Academic Editor: Dario Bruneo
Sensors 2016, 16(1), 16;
Received: 24 September 2015 / Revised: 27 November 2015 / Accepted: 17 December 2015 / Published: 24 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Spain 2015)
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The products and services designed for Smart Cities provide the necessary tools to improve the management of modern cities in a more efficient way. These tools need to gather citizens’ information about their activity, preferences, habits, etc. opening up the possibility of tracking them. Thus, privacy and security policies must be developed in order to satisfy and manage the legislative heterogeneity surrounding the services provided and comply with the laws of the country where they are provided. This paper presents one of the possible solutions to manage this heterogeneity, bearing in mind these types of networks, such as Wireless Sensor Networks, have important resource limitations. A knowledge and ontology management system is proposed to facilitate the collaboration between the business, legal and technological areas. This will ease the implementation of adequate specific security and privacy policies for a given service. All these security and privacy policies are based on the information provided by the deployed platforms and by expert system processing. View Full-Text
Keywords: Smart Cities; Smart Grid; Internet of Things; Wireless Sensor Network; security services; privacy; personal data protection; Utility Matrix Smart Cities; Smart Grid; Internet of Things; Wireless Sensor Network; security services; privacy; personal data protection; Utility Matrix

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Sánchez Alcón, J.A.; López, L.; Martínez, J.-F.; Rubio Cifuentes, G. Trust and Privacy Solutions Based on Holistic Service Requirements. Sensors 2016, 16, 16.

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