Privacy compliance and enforcement on European healthgrids: an approach through ontology

Boussi Rahmouni, H., Solomonides, T., Casassa Mont, M. and Shiu, S. and UWE, Bristol, HP Labs Bristol (2010) Privacy compliance and enforcement on European healthgrids: an approach through ontology. Phylosofical transactions of the Royal Society A: e-Science: past, present and future II, 368 (1926). pp. 4057-4072. ISSN 1471-2962 Available from:

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The sharing of medical data between different healthcare organizations in Europe must comply with the legislation of the Member State where the data were originally collected. These legal requirements may differ from one state to another. Privacy requirements such as patient consent may be subject to conflicting conditions between different national frameworks as well as between different legal and ethical frameworks within a single Member State. These circumstances have made the compliance management process in European healthgrids very challenging. In this paper, we present an approach to tackle these issues by relying on several technologies in the semantic Web stack. Our work suggests a direct mapping from high-level legislation on privacy and data protection to operational-level privacy-aware controls. Additionally, we suggest an architecture for the enforcement of these controls on access control models adopted in healthgrid security infrastructures.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:privacy compliance; health; grid; ontologies; eXtensible Access Control Mark-up Language
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:13299
Deposited By: H. Boussi Rahmouni
Deposited On:05 Nov 2010 11:29
Last Modified:08 Dec 2016 20:01

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