Master of Science
In order to solve the identified problems, we begin by analyzing OSN scenarios where at least two users should be involved in the access control process. Afterward, we propose collaborative access control framework that enables multiple controllers of the shared item to collaboratively specify their privacy settings and to resolve the conflicts among co-controllers with different requirements and desires. We establish our conflict resolution strategy’s rules to achieve the desired equilibrium between the privacy of online users and the utility of sharing data in OSNs. We present a policy specification scheme for collaborative access control and authorization administration. Based on these considerations, we devise algorithms to achieve a collaborative access control policy over who can access or disseminate the shared item and who cannot. In our dissertation, we also present the implementation details of a proof-of-concept prototype of our approach to demonstrate the effectiveness of such an approach. With our approach, sharing and interconnection among users in OSNs will be promoted in a more trustworthy environment.
Al Shareef, Hanaa, "A Collaborative Access Control Model for Shared Items in Online Social Networks" (2014). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 2535.