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Towards Natural-Language Understanding and Automated Enforcement of Privacy Rules and Regulations in the Cloud: Survey and Bibliography

Papanikolaou, Nick; Pearson, Siani; Casassa Mont, Marco
HP Laboratories


Keyword(s): natural-language processing; privacy policies; policy enforcement; cloud computing

Abstract: In this paper we survey existing work on automatically processing legal, regulatory and other policy texts for the extraction and representation of privacy knowledge and rules. Our objective is to link and apply some of these techniques to policy enforcement and compliance, to provide a core means of achieving and maintaining customer privacy in an enterprise context, particularly where data is stored and processed in cloud data centres. We sketch our thoughts on how this might be done given the many different, but so far strictly distinct from one another, approaches to natural-language analysis of legal and other prescriptive texts, approaches to knowledge extraction, semantic representation, and automated enforcement of privacy rules.

9 Pages

External Posting Date: August 6, 2011 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: August 6, 2011 [Fulltext]

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