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Future Internet 2015, 7(4), 500-515;

A Hierarchical Multitier Approach for Privacy Policies in e-Government Environments

Laboratory of Information and Communication Systems Security, Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, GR-83200 Samos, Greece
Cultural Informatics Laboratory, Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean, GR-81100 Mytilene, Greece
Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, GR-18534 Piraeus, Greece
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Academic Editor: Steven Furnell
Received: 11 August 2015 / Revised: 1 December 2015 / Accepted: 9 December 2015 / Published: 21 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Internet Security)
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The appeal of e-Government users to retain control over their personal information, while making use of advanced governmental electronic services through interconnected and interoperable deployments, can be assisted by the incorporation of privacy policy and Preferences documents. This paper addresses the formulation of light-weight and accurate privacy policies, while preserving compliance with underlying legal and regulatory framework. Through the exploitation of existing governmental hierarchies, a multitier approach is proposed able to support diverge data needs and processing requests imposed by service providers. The incorporation of this approach into e-Government environments will reduce the administrative workload, imposed by the inclusion of privacy policy documents, and promote the implementation and provision of user-centric and data privacy aware electronic services. View Full-Text
Keywords: e-Government; privacy policy; hierarchy; privacy preferences e-Government; privacy policy; hierarchy; privacy preferences

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Drogkaris, P.; Gritzalis, S.; Kalloniatis, C.; Lambrinoudakis, C. A Hierarchical Multitier Approach for Privacy Policies in e-Government Environments. Future Internet 2015, 7, 500-515.

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