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PRIPRO—Privacy Profiles: User Profiling Management for Smart Environments

Laboratory of Embedded and Distributed Systems, University of Vale do Itajai, Itajaí 88302-901, Brazil
Expert Systems and Applications Lab, Faculty of Science, University of Salamanca, Plaza de los Caídos s/n, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
COPELABS, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, 1749-024 Lisboa, Portugal
Departamento de Informática, Universidade da Beira Interior, 6201-601 Covilhã, Portugal
VALORIZA, Research Center for Endogenous Resources Valorization, Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre, 7300-555 Portalegre, Portugal
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Electronics 2020, 9(9), 1519;
Received: 7 August 2020 / Revised: 4 September 2020 / Accepted: 12 September 2020 / Published: 17 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Transforming Future Cities: Smart City)
Smart environments are pervasive computing systems that provide higher comfort levels on daily routines throughout interactions among smart sensors and embedded computers. The lack of privacy within these interactions can lead to the exposure of sensitive data. We present PRIPRO (PRIvacy PROfiles), a management tool that includes an Android application that acts on the user’s smartphone by allowing or blocking resources according to the context, in order to address this issue. Back-end web server processes and imposes a protocol according to the conditions that the user selected beforehand. The experimental results show that the proposed solution successfully communicates with the Android Device Administration framework, and the device appropriately reacts to the expected set of permissions imposed according to the user’s profile with low response time and resource usage. View Full-Text
Keywords: data privacy; taxonomy; internet of things; smart environments; user profile management data privacy; taxonomy; internet of things; smart environments; user profile management
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Cesconetto, J.; Augusto Silva, L.; Bortoluzzi, F.; Navarro-Cáceres, M.; A. Zeferino, C.; R. Q. Leithardt, V. PRIPRO—Privacy Profiles: User Profiling Management for Smart Environments. Electronics 2020, 9, 1519.

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Cesconetto J, Augusto Silva L, Bortoluzzi F, Navarro-Cáceres M, A. Zeferino C, R. Q. Leithardt V. PRIPRO—Privacy Profiles: User Profiling Management for Smart Environments. Electronics. 2020; 9(9):1519.

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Cesconetto, Jonas, Luís Augusto Silva, Fabricio Bortoluzzi, María Navarro-Cáceres, Cesar A. Zeferino, and Valderi R. Q. Leithardt. 2020. "PRIPRO—Privacy Profiles: User Profiling Management for Smart Environments" Electronics 9, no. 9: 1519.

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