Privacy aware access control for cloud-based data platforms

D´Onal McCarthy, Paul Malone, Johannes Hange, Kenny Doyle, Eric Robson, Dylan Conway, Stepan Ivanov, Lukasz Radziwonowicz, Robert Kleinfeld, Theodoros Michalareas, Timotheos Kastrinogiannis, Nikos Stasinos, Fenareti Lampathaki

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This paper presents OPENi’s Personal Cloudlets framework as a novel approach to enhancing users access control and privacy over their persinal data on a cloud-based platform. This paper describes the OPENi concepts and the requirements that influenced the design and implementation of OPENi’s Personal Cloudlet Framework. We describe the architecture and how OPENi, through the use of REST based endpoints, object-based access control, OPENi Types, and stateless JSON Web Token (JWT), allows users share, reuse, and control access to their data across many mobile applications while maintaining cloud scalability. This paper also describes how a number of the Personal Cloudlet framework’s features enhance a users privacy and control. These features include the User Dashboard, the Privacy Preserving Data Aggregator, and the fine grained access control mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCyber Security and Privacy - 4th Cyber Security and Privacy Innovation Forum, CSP Innovation Forum 2015, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMassimo Felici, Frances Cleary
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319253596
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event4th Cyber Security and Privacy Innovation Forum, CSP Innovation Forum 2015 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 28 Apr 201529 Apr 2015

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference4th Cyber Security and Privacy Innovation Forum, CSP Innovation Forum 2015


  • Fine-grained access control
  • Personal data
  • Privacy
  • Privacy-preserving data aggregator


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